McCotter: "Strike Another Match, GoStart Anew"
Cites the totality of this past 'nightmarish' month and a half's effect onhis family
LIVONIA, MI - Today, U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter made the followingstatement:
"Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan's11th Congressional District.After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency andof my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.The recent event's totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed mostheavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of homeamongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must "strikeanother match, go start anew" by embracing the promotion back from public servant tosovereign citizen.I do not leave for an existing job and face diminishing prospects (and am both unwillingand ill-suited to lobby), my priorities are twofold: find gainful employment to help provide for my family; and continue to assist, in any way they see fit, the MichiganAttorney General's earnest and thorough investigation, which I requested, into the 2012 petition filing.While our family takes this step into the rest of our lives, we do so with the ultimateconfidence in our country's future. True, as at other times in the life of our nation, we livein an Age of Extremes that prizes intensity over sanity; rhetoric over reality; anddestruction over creation. But this too shall pass, thanks to the infinite, inspired wisdomof the sovereign people who, with God's continued blessings, will again affirm for thegenerations American Exceptionalism.Truly, it is a challenging and fortunate time to live in our blessed sanctuary of liberty.In closing, to The People of Michigan's 11th Congressional District, I can but say this:Thank you for the privilege of having worked for you."~ Thaddeus G. McCotter
Please note the Washington D.C., Milford and Livonia will offices will continue tooperate under the direction of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.Staff will still be available to serve the needs of the citizens of the 11th CongressionalDistrict for any constituent needs.Finally, Mr. McCotter reaffirms his previous commitment to not conduct any interviewsuntil the findings of the Michigan Attorney General's thorough and earnest investigationhave been made public. As a private citizen, Mr. McCotter will reserve comments untilthis time.