Skip to comments.Citing g Alcoholism, Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett Says He’s Not Running for Re-election
Posted on 05/28/2018 4:50:31 PM PDT by SMGFan
. Saying that hes 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 Republicans announcement came five days after a bizarre news conference in which he insisted hed be coming back to Congress in 2019.
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Since alcoholism is a “disease”, shouldn’t we insist that his wife serve in his stead, like Cindy M?
Get help and stay away from the swamp. Too much pressure and temptation. No dishonor in fixing your problem.
Pardon the extra “g” in title.
I’ll drink to his speedy recovery.
Or is he drinking because of the upcoming I.G. reports.
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?
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.
I wish him and his family the best.
Shots on me!
Va primary June 12
We will learn soon who determines candidate to replace him.
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.
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.
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.
You should be a substance abuse counselor.
Looks as if they let anybody into the Freedom Cacaus these days.
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.)
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.
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