U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced his resignation in a Facebook post on Monday morning. Duffy represents Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

Below are the statements that have been sent to us regarding his announcement.  

Rep. Stafsholt Thanks Congressman Duffy for his Service

New Richmond - Today, Representative Rob Stafsholt issued the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Sean Duffy.

"I would like to thank Congressman Sean Duffy for his dedication to Wisconsin, and to his constituents, and for never forgetting where he grew up.

It's a shame to see him go, but we are extremely lucky to have a guy like Sean as our voice in Washington. We have big shoes to fill.

I wish Sean and his family well wishes as they transition into whatever lies on their horizon, and most importantly for a healthy and happy addition to their family."

Rep. Quinn Releases Statement on Congressman Duffy’s Resignation

Madison – Representative Romaine Quinn (R-Barron) released the following statement on Congressman Sean Duffy’s announced retirement:

“Since he was elected in 2010, Congressman Duffy has been a dedicated advocate for Northern Wisconsin, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and his staff. Sean has worked tirelessly to make sure his constituents are fully represented in Washington, DC. His willingness to live his values every day, and his commitment to public service should be a model for young people across the state. I hope everyone will keep Sean and his family in their prayers; they are in mine.”

Senator Tiffany’s Statement on Congressman Duffy’s Resignation 

MADISON, Wis. - State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released this statement regarding the resignation of Congressman Sean Duffy: 

“I would like to thank Congressman Sean Duffy for his service to the people of Northern Wisconsin. I wish Sean, his wife Rachel and their family the very best with their future plans. Sean has been a tireless advocate for his district and has served this state with honor and distinction. I am proud to call Sean a friend, and he will be greatly missed.”

Sen. Schachtner’s Statement on Resignation of Congressman Duffy

(MADISON) – Today, Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) shared her thoughts and best wishes for the health of Congressman Sean Duffy’s wife and unborn child upon his resignation announcement this morning.

“As a mother of 6 and grandmother of 12, my heart is with Congressman Duffy and his wife as they take a step back from public life for the health of their unborn child. The health and happiness of our children is our most important pursuit and I wish the Duffy family well in this difficult time,” said Senator Schachtner.

DPW Statement on Rep. Duffy's Resignation

MADISON -- The following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Ben Wikler on news that Rep. Sean Duffy will be resigning from Congress:

“The Democratic Party of Wisconsin sends its well wishes to the Duffy family as they face the medical challenges ahead. During the fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, I worked closely with the families of children born with congenital heart defects. Nurturing these children is a full-time job, and one that takes great emotional strength from the families who love them. I will be hoping for the best for Sean and Rachel as they prepare to welcome their child to the world.”

WMC Statement on U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy’s Resignation from Congress

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt Bauer released the following statement after U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced he will resign from his seat in Congress on Sept. 23 to be closer to his family:

“Congressman Duffy is a great friend to Wisconsin’s business community and has been a terrific voice for the people in Wisconsin’s 7th District. His leadership in Washington will be sorely missed. We wish him, Rachel and their entire family all the best as they welcome a new baby girl this October.”

U.S. Sen. Johnson: Statement on Rep. Sean Duffy’s resignation

OSHKOSH — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the following after Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) announced he will resign from serving Wisconsin’s seventh congressional district:

“We are all saddened by the news that Sean and Rachel Duffy’s soon-to-be-born baby girl will experience significant health challenges. Family responsibilities should always come first, and I fully understand and respect Sean’s decision to devote his full time and attention to his family. I ask everyone to keep Sean and his family in your prayers.”

Wisconsin Right to Life: Thank you Congressman Duffy

“Wisconsin Right to Life has been beyond blessed to have pro-life Representative Sean Duffy represent the values of the 7th District for five terms,” said Heather Weininger, Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director.

“We have two words for representatives like Sean Duffy,” Weininger continued, “Champion and Hero. It’s one thing to win an election and go to Washington as a congressman. It’s another thing altogether to vocally stand up for the right-to-life and fight for pro-life legislation while you are there. Representative Duffy has consistently maintained his strong pro-life values as he represented the people of Wisconsin’s 7th District. We are incredibly thankful for Representative Duffy’s years of tireless work on behalf of the unborn and all vulnerable people.”

Duffy, on his Facebook page, cited health complications with his ninth child, whom his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy is expecting. “Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition. With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now.”

“Our entire Wisconsin Right to Life community send to the Duffy family our prayers for the health of their child and our best wishes to them as they begin this new chapter,” Weininger concluded.

WisGOP Statement on the Resignation of Rep. Sean Duffy

Madison, WI – In response to Rep. Sean Duffy’s (WI-7) announcement that he will step down from Congress, the Republican Party of Wisconsin issued the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt:

“For the past eight years, Sean Duffy has served the people of Wisconsin’s seventh congressional district with dedication, honor, and an interminable love for our State and its people. Sean has always been a great friend of the Party and an exceptional proponent of our conservative ideals. We are extremely grateful for his years of service and friendship. I, along with everyone at the Republican Party of Wisconsin, will be keeping Sean, Rachel, and the rest of the Duffy family in our thoughts and prayers as they make this difficult transition and prepare for the arrival of the newest member of their family.”

National Republican Congressional Committee: Chairman Tom Emmer statement on Rep. Sean Duffy Resignation

WASHINGTON – NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer released the following statement regarding Rep. Sean Duffy’s announcement that he will resign from Congress:
“Sean Duffy is right to put his family first during this tough time and Jacquie and I will keep them in our prayers.

“This district is a Republican stronghold, and whoever the socialist Democrats nominate will be forced to answer for their party’s radical agenda of open borders, socialized health care and a lust for impeaching President Trump.”

Rep. Edming’s Statement on the Resignation of Congressman Duffy

MADISON Representative James Edming (R-Glen Flora) released the following statement after the announcement by Congressman Sean Duffy that he would be resigning from office:

“Throughout his time in office, Congressman Duffy has been an amazing advocate for the hardworking folks of Wisconsin’s Northwoods in Washington D.C.  Our state and our nation are better today because he stepped up to serve the people of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.  I am proud to call Sean my friend and I know that stepping down was a difficult decision for him and his family.  I will truly miss working with him on behalf of the people that we both represent.  I wish Sean and his family the very best as they transition to the next phase of their lives.”

Last Update: Aug 27, 2019 10:28 am CDT

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