Duffy explains why unborn child's health caused him to resign from Congress

Duffy explains why unborn child's health caused him to resign from Congress
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Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyHere are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Duffy explains why unborn child's health caused him to resign from Congress Wave of GOP retirements threatens 2020 comeback MORE (R-Wis.) and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy discussed Duffy’s decision to resign from Congress later this month to better attend to their unborn child’s projected health complications on “The View” Monday.

"I made the choice to spend a little more time with Rachel and the kids and find a little different career path that gives me more time,” Duffy, who was first elected in 2010, said on the program.

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Duffy added that the needs of the baby, who doctors have told the couple has a heart condition that will require surgery, will not be compatible with the schedule of a member of Congress, saying he was forced to examine “what is right in service to my state and what is right in service to my family.”

“There’s 435 members of Congress, there’s only one Duffy dad,” he added.

“The baby does have holes in the heart but also could have some other developmental challenges, so we just wanted to create more space in our life,” said Campos-Duffy, a former “The View” guest host and current Fox contributor.

Beyond that, she added, “We feel like there’s some things we regret and some things we missed out on, and after 8 1/2 years we’re tired of doing that.”