Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress
Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm, who was reelected in spite of being up on and ultimately pleading guilty to felony tax charges, will resign from Congress.
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Grimm (R-S.I.) said after he entered his plea last week that he planned to continue serving in the House.
But he reversed course after speaking Monday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has taken a hard line on GOPers facing ethics charges.
Grimm plans to announce his resignation on Tuesday or Wednesday…
Despite the charges, Grimm easily won reelection on Nov. 4, beating Democrat Domenic Recchia 55% to 42%.
Grimm said during that campaign that he would resign his seat if a conviction left him “unable to serve.” Although he could have a last-minute change of heart, sources said Monday he realizes his position is untenable.
Grimm’s resignation will mean Gov. Cuomo has to call a special election to fill the seat.