Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin has announced his resignation.

He made the announcement concerning his chairman position Monday evening on Twitter in a series of tweets, citing his duty and policy differences. He also cited the earlier summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in his explanation.

“The President is entitled to GOP party leaders, at all levels, fully committed to his views and agenda.  Following today’s press conference with Pres. Putin, as well as certain policy differences, most especially on trade, I could no longer fulfill that duty.  Thus, I resigned.”