December 29, 2014 8:45 pm -

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.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

15 responses to Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress

  1. tiredoftea December 29th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Now, there’s a surprise!

    • granpa.usthai December 29th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      not really. Republicans will stab each other in the back in half a heartbeat to get another dollar in their offshore bank account. Sanford needs to convince the people of SC he’s once again the most moral of the moral – why he dumped his Argentina Tail hiking bud.

      Besides, Boehner needs an understanding drinking bud more now than ever.

      Never can tell what will happen if their WHITE patriotic religious base should ever suspect them of not being ‘highly moral’ enough.

      almost enough to cause you to start crying in your booze.

  2. Obewon December 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    GTFO! Today’s GOP aspire to get down with felony cellmate Dinesh D’Souza teabagg’n 2015~

  3. granpa.usthai December 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    well, I’m sure Boehner (R – Ohio) and Sanford (R-SC) must have had a very hard time coming to that conclusion at their ‘high moral values Republican breakfast’.

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker December 29th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Good riddance to this psychopath.
    Now someone explain to me how, despite the charges, this lunatic criminal won re-election beating Democrat Domenic Recchia 55% to 42%.
    Sorry, I know, I know….Bachmann, Palin, Gohmert, Cruz, etc. explains it all.

    • Larry Schmitt December 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Because there are many people out there who insist on voting against their own interests.

    • GreatLakeSailor December 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Have you seen/heard Domenic Recchia? Had the Dems put even a marginally competent candidate forth….

      Look up Jon Stewart’s comments on candidate Recchia. Uff-Da! the man is an idiot.


      • Suzanne McFly December 30th, 2014 at 9:15 am

        Ugh, no wonder.

    • rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 4:33 am

      Because its Staten Island and Brooklyn the same base as the DA in the Eric Garner case

    • Carla Akins December 30th, 2014 at 4:53 am

      Sorry, nothing – absolutely nothing explains Gohmert.

  5. Larry Schmitt December 29th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    No great loss. He’s the ass hat who threatened to toss a reporter off a balcony because he had the temerity to ask him about his campaign finances. He needs to go to prison.

    • rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 4:32 am

      He won’t

  6. Guy Lauten December 29th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Broken “like a little boy.” Ain’t karma a bitch? Couldn’t happen to a more deserving creep.
    I wonder, will he reimburse the people of Staten Island for the special election he has now cost them?

  7. rg9rts December 30th, 2014 at 4:31 am

    No big deal…the neoconazis are lining up in Staten Island, Eric Garners home

  8. Bunya December 30th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Now why would he resign? He should do what David Vitter and Mike Sanford did – assure their constituents that their wives and God have forgiven them, and that they’re ready to continue to work diligently at screwing them over.