Paul Mitchell, one of the wealthiest members in the House of Representatives, was first elected to congress in 2016. He has already had his fill, though. Mitchell decided not to run for office in 2020, lamenting the “rhetoric and vitriol in Washington DC.”
The Michigan Rep, however, is still a sitting member of congress. And over the weekend, Mitchell went farther is criticizing Donald Trump’s post-election behavior than any other GOP lawmaker.
Mitchell was responding to a tweet sent out by Trump. The president wrote, “We have some big things happening in our various litigations on the Election Hoax. Everybody knows it was Rigged. They know Biden didn’t get more votes from the Black community than Obama, & certainly didn’t get 80,000,000 votes. Look what happened in Detroit, Philadelphia, plus!”
The Michigan lawmaker responded to the tweet, “Oh my God! Donald Trump, please for the sake of our Nation please drop these arguments without evidence or factual basis #stopthestupid.”
— Paul Mitchell (@RepPaulMitchell) November 30, 2020
This isn’t the first time Mitchell has been willing to come out against the president. After Trump criticized “The Squad” in 2019, the Republican congressman told reporters, “We must be better than comments like these. I share the political frustrations with some members of the other party, but these comments are beneath leaders.”
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