Republican Congressman Rich McCormick Files for Divorce, Rumored to Be in Relationship with House GOP Colleague

Republican Congressman Rich McCormick Files for Divorce, Rumored to Be in Relationship with House GOP Colleague
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Con­gress­man Rich McCormick (R‑GA) has filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years, Debra Miller, amid rumors of a roman­tic rela­tion­ship with fel­low House Repub­li­can, Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R‑TX).

Court records show that McCormick, 55, filed for divorce on May 3 in Gwin­nett Coun­ty, Geor­gia. A mutu­al restrain­ing order was also filed, which is stan­dard pro­ce­dure in divorce cas­es in the county.

The divorce fil­ing and McCormick­’s alleged rela­tion­ship with Van Duyne, 53, have been the sub­ject of rumors on Capi­tol Hill since at least Jan­u­ary, accord­ing to sources who spoke to the New York Post. One source said the pair have been “canoodling for over a year.”

The Dai­ly Mail first report­ed on the divorce and the alleged affair, not­ing that wit­ness­es have spot­ted McCormick and Van Duyne “hold­ing hands under the table” dur­ing Repub­li­can Study Com­mit­tee lunch­es and McCormick “grab­bing the small of her back” on the House floor.

When asked about the rea­son for the divorce, McCormick­’s wife, Debra Miller, told the Dai­ly Mail, “I’m sure that he will not be forth­com­ing” and sug­gest­ed inquir­ing with McCormick and his “col­league” about alle­ga­tions of infidelity.

A spokesper­son for McCormick con­firmed that the con­gress­man and his wife have been sep­a­rat­ed “for quite some time,” but declined to pro­vide fur­ther details or con­firm the rela­tion­ship with Van Duyne, call­ing the “rumor mill” on Capi­tol Hill “old news.”

Van Duyne’s office did not respond to the Post’s request for comment.

The first-term con­gress­man from Geor­gia’s 6th Dis­trict shares sev­en chil­dren with his estranged wife, Debra. The divorce fil­ing comes after Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA) accused McCormick of get­ting “phys­i­cal­ly aggres­sive” with her last year, a claim he denied.

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