Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) abruptly announced his resignation from Congress Friday, following what he called a “nightmarish” past month. The move caps two rough years of his own unforced errors for the 10-year congressman.
McCotter briefly ran a long-shot bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but dropped out after two and a half months. In the past two months, he learned that signature fraud by his own House campaign’s workers had forced him off the ballot in his House re-election bid. A raunchy sitcom pilot written by McCotter was revealed this week, drawing widespread mockery.