Former Rep. Paul Mitchell, who left GOP over Trump, dies at 64

Former Rep. Paul Mitchell, a Michigan Republican who left his party in 2020 in protest of former President Donald Trump’s baseless election fraud claims, died Monday at the age of 64 after a fight with renal cancer, his family said in a statement.
“Paul was an American. He was the embodiment of what we can be if we choose to love and fight for what matters,” his wife Sherry wrote in a statement.
“When he remained the lone voice and ignored the threats from those claiming to be his friends,” she continued. “Paul stood up for what matters most. It had nothing to do with political ideology and everything to do with keeping our humanity. For everyone.”
The one-time member of House Republican leadership and former businessperson was known as a colorful and gregarious figure in Congress, though his former colleagues distanced themselves from him over his renouncement and increased criticisms

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By Nicholas Wu


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