May 30, 2023 | 8:24 p.m
Representative Chris Stewart He may resign from the House of Representatives as early as Wednesday morning due to his wife’s health problems.
of Salt Lake TribuneCiting multiple sources, it was reported on Tuesday that the 62-year-old Stewart (R-Utah) is leaving Congress to care for his wife, Evie.
Stewart’s office did not respond to The Post’s request for comment, and it was not immediately known what health problems his wife had.
Stewart was re-elected to a sixth term last November, defeating Democratic challenger Nick Mitchell by more than 30 percent.
A member of the House Administration Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, Stewart represents a Republican district that covers much of the Beehive State’s rural south and west.
His resignation would temporarily reduce the GOP’s already razor-thin majority in the House, which currently consists of 222 Republicans and 213 Democrats.
Utah Republican Gov. Spencer Cox will have a week to schedule a special primary and general election to replace the outgoing lawmaker a week after Stewart’s resignation.
According to the Tribune, Stewart ran for the seat held by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in 2015. He was believed to be considering a Senate run in 2024.
Stewart will be the second Utah congressman to resign midterm in six years.
In June 2017, ex Representative Jason Chaffetz suddenly left office To become a Fox News contributor.
“There’s no one better than Chris Stewart,” Chaffetz told the Tribune on Tuesday.
“He serves with loyalty and patriotism.”