How Valentine’s Day prevented Republicans from addressing Michael Flynn’s resignation, according to one congressman

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National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is out of President Trump’s administration after news of his resignation hit the news cycle early Tuesday morning. Flynn reportedly stepped down after misleading the current administration about his communication with Russia’s American ambassador.

Republican leaders initially shied away from commenting on Flynn’s resignation, and Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) had his own explanation as to why.

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Collins appeared on a Tuesday segment of CNN’s “New Day.” There, he told host Chris Cuomo that Republicans insinuated that Valentine’s Day was partially to blame for the initial quiet around the big news:

“It’s Valentine’s Day, and I guess they’re having breakfast with their wives,” he said.

(H/T: The Hill)

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