Skip to comments.Fattah submits resignation — dated Oct. 3 (Milking it to Oct.)
Posted on 06/22/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Wednesday that laid out his plan to remain as a member through October 3.
The letter, sent a day after a jury convicted him of 23 corruption charges, was quickly ripped by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who called on Democratic leaders to join him in demanding Fattah's immediate resignation.
"Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives," Ryan said in a statement he tweeted out Wednesday.
"We must hold members to the highest ethical standard and I hope that Democratic leaders will join me in seeking his immediate resignation."
On Tuesday, a Philadelphia jury delivered a guilty verdict for Fattah, who was convicted on charges related to bribery, money laundering, fraud and racketeering. He faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, as several of the charges he was convicted on carry sentences of 20 years each.
In his letter to Ryan, Fattah said that he is "sad about the results that the jury rendered yesterday and because of that, my resignation is effective October 3, 2016.
"Despite my resignation, I am working to clear my name of these charges and plan to mount an appeal," Fattah said.
“Despite my resignation, I am working to clear my name of these charges and plan to mount an appeal,” Fattah said. “
He’s also going to help OJ find the real killer.
The house can expel him right now, if they want him gone that badly.
Most likely after the date a special election could be held...
Thanks, they better have the guts to do it.
Bears repeating. Fattah can stay if he wants. He doesn't have to resign at all, and would have been better off not submitting any resignation letter. If the Housew is okay with him there, that's the way it rolls. Speaks for the integrity of the House. Ryan should see to it expulsion papers are drawn up and voted on.
That’s a bunch of fat paychecks.
The House should throw him out now.
They dont have balls to do anything.
Yes, does Ryan want criminals in the House?
In my memory, every member convicted previously has resigned immediately or been thrown out.
Congresmman from Ohio with a bad rug, name escapes me at the moment, was the last one I remember.
The crook should be forced out right NOW...
What is wrong with Paul Ryan? He needs to make this man step down NOW...NOT OCTOBER.
DEMOCRATS DO AS THEY PLEASE...REPUBLICANS GET TRASHED...
WAKE UP VOTERS..WE NEED REAL CHANGE...
Beam me up Scotty, Jim Trafficant.
Convicted, he should be booted the next time the House was in session.
That’s him. They booted him out toot sweet.
Chaka FATTAH....did he turn MUSLIM years ago???? His real name is probably Roscoe Johnson.
likely joining isis
Yeah, but Trafficant made them look bad, first with his “piece”, and second, ranting against a source of their power, the IRS.
Has there EVER been a black congressman that was not a criminal???
Don't count on it, these self serving bastards always protect their own.
Color makes no difference in Congress. Every one of them are criminals and complicit of crimes against Americans. They should all be in prison.
Fattah is no different from the rest of that heard, he’s just so blatant about it that he got caught.
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