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Citing g Alcoholism, Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett Says Hes Not Running for Re-election
Rollcall ^ | May 28, 2018

Posted on 05/28/2018 4:50:31 PM PDT by SMGFan

. Saying that he’s an alcoholic and that he wants to focus on his recovery, Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett announced Monday he will not run for re-election in November.

Garrett, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, first told the Washington Post of his decision.

The freshman Republican’s announcement came five days after a bizarre news conference in which he insisted he’d be coming back to Congress in 2019.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; alcoholic; freedomcaucus; garrett; republican; tomgarrett; va2018; virginia
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Wishing him the best. Wishing so many other alcoholics in House and Senate had quit and sought treatment. I.e. The Swimmer.
1 posted on 05/28/2018 4:50:31 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Since alcoholism is a “disease”, shouldn’t we insist that his wife serve in his stead, like Cindy M?


2 posted on 05/28/2018 4:55:41 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: SMGFan

Get help and stay away from the swamp. Too much pressure and temptation. No dishonor in fixing your problem.


3 posted on 05/28/2018 4:55:58 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SMGFan

Pardon the extra “g” in title.


4 posted on 05/28/2018 4:56:08 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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I’ll drink to his speedy recovery.


5 posted on 05/28/2018 4:57:06 PM PDT by BipolarBob (All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.)
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To: SMGFan

Or is he drinking because of the upcoming I.G. reports.


6 posted on 05/28/2018 4:59:20 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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To: SMGFan

When one is too drunk to be in Congress, one is a helluva drunk.


7 posted on 05/28/2018 5:00:17 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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When one is too drunk to be in Congress, one is a helluva drunk.

I can't help but wonder if this is a preemptive measure of some sort. What shoe is about to drop on Congressman Garrett?

8 posted on 05/28/2018 5:03:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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Still sounds like a setup. He had told people he was running a week ago and the media already had enabling sources leaking information about his dog care and dry cleaning to them? Virginia GOP better have a nominee ready to step in.


9 posted on 05/28/2018 5:06:01 PM PDT by jyo19
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To: SMGFan

I wish him and his family the best.


10 posted on 05/28/2018 5:08:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have the easiest life in the history of the world.)
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To: SMGFan

Shots on me!


11 posted on 05/28/2018 5:10:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: jyo19

Va primary June 12
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G18/VA
We will learn soon who determines candidate to replace him.


12 posted on 05/28/2018 5:10:20 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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Why attack yourself, Garrett? Weren’t the ‘rats attacking you enough?

Most of America needs better representation in CONgre$$. Lots of weak individuals.

Freedom caucus? Enslaved yourself, Tom.


13 posted on 05/28/2018 5:12:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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Be interesting to see if any other freedom caucus members drop out. Of course, they wouldn’t ALL have to leave. Just enough to skew the numbers. I hope that’s not what this is about.


14 posted on 05/28/2018 5:18:49 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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Praying he moves with all speed to get some real help, support and counseling for both him but also his dear family.

A nasty problem that is both deadly, yet totally curable.

Many prayer partners available for him and hopeful he reaches out and admits he needs help that can only be found above and beyond himself.

15 posted on 05/28/2018 5:19:24 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: PGalt

You should be a substance abuse counselor.


16 posted on 05/28/2018 5:20:01 PM PDT by EEGator (The best part of freedom of speech is it lets one know who the a-holes are...)
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Looks as if they let anybody into the Freedom Cacaus these days.


17 posted on 05/28/2018 5:21:31 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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Lots of Virginia US Representatives are drunks, but they’re never going to decline re-election.

Know why? They’re all Dims.
(I was re-distracted into Gerry Connolly’s district, so I know.)


18 posted on 05/28/2018 5:23:18 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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Stinking degenerate. Stop drinking if you can’t handle it. Didn’t elect you to focus on your recovery. What the he’ll does that even mean? Those are random meaningless words. Way to step up in your nation’s time of need. LOSER!
19 posted on 05/28/2018 5:25:10 PM PDT by coaster123
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To: SMGFan

Since he did not say he wants to spend more time with his family I believe him. But realistically it could also mean the real reason is even worse.


20 posted on 05/28/2018 5:25:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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