— Rep. Chris Collins (@RepChrisCollins) August 11, 2018
Courtesy of NBC News:
New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins announced on Saturday that he would suspend his bid for re-election after initially vowing to remain on the ballot for his race this fall despite facing insider trading charges.
In doing so, Collins joined a not-so-exclusive club of lawmakers who have refused to resign even after being indicted.
Members of that club almost always meet an unhappy fate.
Most lawmakers in a similar situation initially vowed to fight, but wound up quickly caving in to bad press and resigning. A handful managed to win re-election only to have to give up the seat later after being convicted.
Yeah, I think this is where I typically type out the lyrics to “Another One Bites the Dust.”
I think we can appropriately start using the term “The Trump Curse” at this point, don’t you?