Ohio GOP leader resigns over Trump-Putin Helsinki summit

Monday a  Republican Party chairman in an Ohio county announced his abrupt resignation citing President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a “matter of conscience” as reasons behind his decision.

Chris Gagin, Belmont County Republican Party chairman, made the sudden announcement on Twitter. He had been the county’s GOP chairman since April 2016, Cleveland.com reported.

“I remain a proud conservative and a Republican, but I resigned today as Belmont Co. Ohio GOP Chairman. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty,” Gagin tweeted.

In a follow-up tweet, Gagin explained why he felt he needed to leave the position.

“The President is entitled to GOP party leaders, at all levels, fully committed to his views and agenda. Following today’s press conference with Pres. Putin, as well as certain policy differences, most especially on trade. I could no longer fulfill that duty. Thus, I resigned,” he wrote.


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