Mike Gallagher decision to leave House unchanged despite plea from leadership

EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will still retire early from Congress in April despite urges from House GOP leadership to remain in office.

A source close to Gallagher told the Washington Examiner that Gallagher has been in touch with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and House leaders “throughout this process, including before this decision was announced and his departure date was agreed upon.”

“His decision has not changed,” the source said.

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) leads a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 28, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Johnson had reportedly asked Gallagher not to resign from Congress on April 19 as planned, according to Scripps News, and pleaded with him to “do anything he can to stay longer” in the House, where Republicans hold a razor-thin narrow
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