Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Garrett announced allegedly, he will not.for re-election by a battle with alcoholism
Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Garrett announced on Monday he was not seeking re-election because of his constant battle with alcoholism, according to the reports.
The announcement comes just three days after Garrett assured the voters that he was not to abandon his candidacy for a second term in Congress despite a week of turmoil, including he reports and his wife turned the staff in his own “personal servant.”
“Every person – Republican, Democrat or independent—who known me know for each time and everyone has integrity, two things: I am a good person, and I’m an alcoholic,” Garrett said, according to the Washington Post. “This is the hardest statement I ever made to the public. It is also the truth.”
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Garrett, the representative of the 5. District of Virginia, now of the group of nearly 40 other Republicans, will not return to Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.
Last week, former Virginia state senator was accused of making Congressional staffers to pick up the food, and Chauffeur his children and clean up after his dog, according to a report in the Politico.
A spokesman for Matt to Miss, said in a statement to Politico that the allegations are “unfounded”.
Garrett’s Democratic Challenger Leslie Cockburn, who has allegedly collected in the face of more money than the Republican incumbent.