Rep. Paul Mitchell leaving GOP

Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan announced in a letter on Monday that he was leaving the GOP, citing President Trump’s actions after the Nov. 3 election as the reason why.

In a letter addressed to Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), obtained by CNN, he explained his decision to leave his party despite years of support.

Mitchell expressed his belief that politicians, including the president, must be willing to accept the outcome of an election regardless of whether or not they win or lose.