Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah will resign effective immediately, he announced on Thursday.
Fattah said he would be leaving now — not sticking around until his sentencing — “out of respect for the House caucus and so as not to cause a distraction,” reported Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Jonathan Tamari.
Fattah had already effectively lost his seat in Congress after he lost the Democratic primary in April. He is expected to be sentenced on Oct. 4 and remains free on bail.
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org