Thaddeus McCotter Retiring From Congress
Who can say exactly why Michigan Republican Thaddeus McCotter chose today to abruptly resign from the U.S. House of Representatives. Maybe — after failing to make the state ballot for November — he’s looking to leave D.C. with some shred of dignity intact. Maybe he’s being forced out. Or maybe he’s just the saddest person in America right now.
This except from his resignation seems to lean toward the latter…
“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 event’s 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.