Read time: 1 minute

Another Republican Congressman Bites The Dust! Bye, Pat Meehan!

Rep. Pat Meehan resigned today, out of the goodness of his heart.

Suburban Philadelphia congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA-07) resigned from Congress today, triggering a special election in his district with a date to be set by Gov. Tom Wolf, possibly within 60 days. Wolf may also decide to hold off until the general election in November.

He already announced he wouldn't run for re-election, but says he's resigning now to save taxpayers the cost of an investigation. Uh huh.

You remember Pat. He's the guy who was writing love letters to a staffer who wasn't at all interested in the old guy, causing taxpayers to cover a $39,000 settlement which he now insists he'll pay.

Oh, and he claimed she invited his attentions.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.