U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher says he won't run for a fifth term in Congress.
MADISON, Wis. - U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, a key Republican Congressman who has spearheaded House pushback against the Chinese government, announced Saturday that he won't run for a fifth term. Gallagher wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published after the vote that impeachment wouldn't stop migrants from crossing the border and would set a precedent that could be used against future Republican administrations. The impeachment vote's failure was a major setback for the GOP. Wisconsin Republicans began mulling this week whether Gallagher should face a primary challenger. Gallagher did not mention the impeachment vote in a statement announcing his retirement, saying only that he doesn't want to grow old in Washington. "The Framers intended citizens to serve in Congress for a season and then return to their private lives," Gallagher said. Gallagher, a former Marine who grew up in Green Bay, has represented northeastern Wisconsin in Congress since 2017. Gallagher was one of the highest-profile Republicans considering a run for U.S. Senate this year against incumbent Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin.