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PA-2: Fattah Resigns…In October

Chaka FattahFollowing his recent conviction, Congressman Chaka Fattah has submitted his letter of resignation – effective October 3rd.

According to John Bresnahan of Politico, senior lawmakers in the House were less than thrilled by Fattah’s proposed resignation date, which is only a day before his sentencing in federal court.

Lawmakers from both parties are strongly against Fattah lingering around for the next three months, and may move to expel the Representative before October 3rd.

One of the most vocal critics of Fattah’s lagging timeline is Speaker Paul Ryan, who says “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 has called for cooperation in ousting Rep. Fattah from both Democrats and Republicans.

Fattah, who lost his primary contest last April, is currently banned from voting on the floor or in committee.

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  2. I think that Chaka Fattah should have followed the Ozzie Myers/Ray Lederer Abscam Philadelphia Democratic Party precedent and stayed on the Congressional Payroll until the House Ethics Committee voted to expel him. They were giants back in the olden times. All kidding aside it is a good thing that Congressman Fattah had the good sense to resign with the Democratic National Convention coming to town in late July.

  3. Some interpretations say that one is determined guilty at sentencing like Bud Dwyer, who took his life the day before.

  4. If Seth gets indicted next, does that mean I lose this six-figure city job?!?

  5. The Law is You cant serve if you have been Found Guilty of High Crimes or Misdomeaners so why is Chaka serving even one more day ? Is it so he can further take Money he is not entitled to .

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