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RESIGNATION Rep. Thad McCotter Resigns J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

Rep. Thad McCotter Resigns

Michigan Republican representative and former presidential candidate Thaddeus McCotter announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. McCotter blames a “nightmarish month and a half” and claims it has broken the harmony he needs to sustain his family and home life. “The recent event’s [sic] totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family,” McCotter said in a statement. “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.”

July 6, 2012 7:34 PM