GOP Rep. Charlie Dent will leave Congress within weeks

By | April 17, 2018

Rep. Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a leader of the GOP’s moderate bloc in the House, said Tuesday he will resign from Congress within weeks. His decision could set up a costly special election if the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania orders one.

Dent had already announced his retirement from Congress in September, citing personal reasons for the decision while also lamenting the marginalization of the “governing wing” of the Republican Party as the GOP has moved further to the right.

He said in a statement released Tuesday morning that he will leave “in the coming weeks.” …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News