Skip to comments.Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter Resigns From Congress (UPDATED)
Posted on 07/07/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT by neverdem
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who ran a quixotic presidential bid and then failed to get enough signatures to appear on the GOP ballot for his 6th term, announced late today he had resigned from office.
Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigans 11th Congressional District, he said in a statement sent out by his campaign.
After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave. The recent events totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must strike another match, go start anew by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen, he said.
Martin Van Valkenburg, McCotters chief of staff, confirmed the resignation to Roll Call.
But your're right about quotes making the problem worse.
I’ve been on this site just about non-stop (except for some short sleep) and this is the THE FIRST article that I’ve seen of a sitting Congressman resigning in that time.
If that isn’t breaking news, then I don’t know what then definition of breaking news is. So don’t let the Nazis on this site get their rocks off by beating on you - this is more than a worthy topic to bring to our attention.
We can't lose this one.
Shades of Alaska's senate race which returned Lisa Murkowski as a write-in, maybe?
A lot of us here don’t believe that McCotter would be so stupid or careless. Personally I think this was a deliberate attempt to eliminate McCotter. I just wish I could believe it was the democrats but the war between the GOPe and the tea party has gotten especially nasty in Michigan.
“I think there was something about forged signatures on his forms to get on ballot.”
Sounds like his campaign was sabotages by Democratic Savages.
Not much traction in DC for the average (or in McCotter’s case, above average) Congress Critter. McCotter has been keeping a weirdly low profile after last Fall. Not really a Tea Partier as his district needs union auto worker representation to work long term.
There was the Middle of the night rule change that handed the primary tie between Romney and Santorum to Romney. This was followed by the GOP convention where tea partiers removed Saul Anuzis (who voted for the rule change) from his national committee chair. Then there was this McCotter thing and the GOPe had a candidate ready to go who nobody wanted.
Strangely enough, our governor vetoed a bill requiring training of canvassers and another that would require us to check a box declaring that we’re legal citizens when we vote. Keep in mind that this is the same man who threw a tantrum about Santorum’s dirty tick of openly asking union members to vote for him despite holding the governor’s mansion himself due to democrat crossovers.
There be war in Michigan.
Sure . . . Why not? His retirement benefits are locked in and secure.
The little I have seen of McCotter, he has impressed the hell out of me.
Why is it that the good are either driven out or deterred from running?
Another Roberts Republican.
I just wish I could believe it was the democrats but the war between the GOPe and the tea party has gotten especially nasty in Michigan.
When I lived in Michigan, I was active in politics. The Conservatives have always been hated by the Elitists. Spencer Abraham was a fat, snobbish, pig when he was State Party Chair. A real a**hole. Can’t stand that ugly oinker!!!
Something fishy here.
Saul Anuzis was pimping the national popular vote using official RNC stationary to make it look like the official GOP stance.
Kerry Bentivolio sounds like he would make an excellent Representative.
Congressman Justin Amash
Rep. Dave Agema - State Representative, 74th District; Republican National Committeeman-Elect
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