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If Drinking Don’t Kill Me The Electorate Will

May 28, 2018

Republican right-winger Congressman Thomas Garrett, a member of the Freedom Caucus, has made a statement that for some of his religious voters must come as quite a shock.  Garrett announced he is struggling with alcoholism and will abandon his run for a second term in Congress so he can focus on recovery and his family.

Yeah, everyone throws in “family” to make them seem so Mike and Carol Brady–but a drunk is still just a drunk.

Why many are talking about Garrett is that this year was going to be most difficult for him as there was a most robust challenge underway from his Democratic challenger, journalist and author Leslie Cockburn–yeah–her!

So this announcement caps a week of turmoil in Garrett’s Washington office, marked by the resignation of his chief of staff, a news report that he was thinking about dropping his reelection bid, and a news conference Thursday in which Garrett insisted he was running.

Chaos seems to be something the GOP loves—but I suspect voters are seeking credibility more these days and that would have proved hard for Garrett to muster come November.

The 46-year-old Garrett was the subject of a Friday report in POLITICO where we found out that the congressman and his wife, Flanna, had used official staff to run errands and take care of his dog. He denied the allegations but said in a video statement, “I am a good man, but I am an alcoholic.”

You are also out of a job.

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