U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, a key Republican Congressman who has spearheaded House pushback against the Chinese government, announced Saturday, Feb. 10, that he won't run for a fifth term.
Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., leaves the U.S. Capitol after the last votes of the year on Thursday, December 14, 2023. MADISON, Wis. - U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, who represents Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District and is a key Republican Congressman who has spearheaded House pushback against the Chinese government, announced on Saturday, Feb. 10, that he won't run for a fifth term. Gallagher was one of three Republicans who opposed impeachment. 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.