GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Announces Resignation From Congress

  • 2019-08-26
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
GOP Rep. Sean Duffy Announces Resignation From Congress
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GOP Representative Sean Duffy who serves on the powerful House Financial Services Committee has announced his resignation from Congress effective in September.

Duffy cited a worrisome medical diagnosis for his and his wife's unborn child as his reason for the abrupt resignation.

According to The Hill:

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) announced on Monday he was resigning from Congress after being elected to his fifth term in 2018.

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Duffy — who was first elected to Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District during the Tea Party wave in 2010 — said he will leave his seat on Sept. 23 after finding out his ninth child has a heart condition. 

“Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition. With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now.  It is not an easy decision – because I truly love being your Congressman – but it is the right decision for my family, which is my first love and responsibility,” he said in his post. 

“On September 23, I will step down and allow others to step forward to begin laying out their own vision and plans for leading this beautiful district and the most honest, hard-working, family-oriented, patriotic, and God-fearing constituents in America.”

Duffy has served 8 and a half years in Congress and it is unknown what he will do moving forward.

 Source: TTN

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