PA-2: Fattah Resigns…In October
Following 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.