Republican Michael Grimm from New York won re-election to the house despite pleading guilty to tax evasion.
Grimm faces up to three years in prison for a tax evasion scheme that concealed revenue and off-the-books cash payments to undocumented workers at the Healthalicious restaurant he co-owned and managed.
After pleading guilty, Grimm said he would not resign but also sounded apologetic.
“I am truly, truly sorry for the mistakes that I made. … As long as I am able to serve I am going to serve, as of right now I am still in the capacity to serve,” Grimm said Tuesday.
House Speaker John Boehner withheld comment until speaking with Grimm. House Republicans said Grimm’s future would likely be decided after the Christmas holiday.
Republicans stopped campaigning for him during the election but he won anyway. Now guess who is demanding his resignation?
Yup, the same lady who wouldn’t demand her own corrupt party members to resign:
“Now that the election is over, Congressman Grimm is finally admitting the truth to his constituents,” Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Clearly, Speaker Boehner must insist that Congressman Grimm resign immediately.”
Guess this makes sense since she demanded “cold cash” Jefferson resign right? Eh, not so much.
He was censored for tax evasion and ten other ethic violations but still has Democrats supporting him for every election, and no demand of a resignation.
I’m all for demanding Grimm to resign but if Grimm goes, so should Rangel. In the end Grimm will be forced to resign because our party holds our members accountable.
Unlike Pelosi’s party.