Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger isn’t the only GOP member of Congress distancing himself from President Donald J. Trump and others who question the 2020 Presidential Election results.
Paul Mitchell, a retiring Republican congressman from Michigan, announced on Dec. 14 he was “disaffiliating” himself from the Republican Party.
Mitchell backed up Kinzinger’s tweet about the Jan. 6 rally in D.C. being an “utter scam” to raise money and gain followers.
“It is a scam of epic scale — hundreds of millions raised,” Mitchell said. “And if you look at the fine print – little going to (President Trump) legal fund the majority to his new PAC. And a non-profit has been formed to employ others of his minions. SCAMS!”
He wrote his “break-up” letter with the GOP to both House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. He said he voted for Trump’s policies more than 95 percent of the time and even voted for Trump in 2020 despite “some reservations about four more years under his leadership.”
“I felt that many policies achieved during the Trump administration had been positive for our nation, whereas the policies espoused by the Democrat Party were too radical and did not reflect my principles,” Mitchell wrote.
Of course, he reminds them that he raised almost $800,000 in just two and a half years for the NRCC to support Republican candidates supported by Republican leadership.
Mitchell acknowledged that administrative errors and some fraudulent voting “likely occurred.” He added that steps must be taken to audit election results, validate ballots and report findings to ensure every legal vote counts.
But, he added, “the President and his legal team have failed to provide substantive evidence of fraud or administrative failure on a scale large enough to impact the outcome of the election.”
“It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third-world nation and incite distrust of something so basic as the sanctity of our vote,” Mitchell wrote. “Further, it is unacceptable for the President to attack the Supreme Court of the United States because its judges, both liberal and conservative, did not rule with his side or that ‘the Court failed him.'”
Mitchell took aim at Republican leaders who “sit back and tolerate unfounded conspiracy theories and ‘stop the steal’ rallies.”