Today’s winner is Congressman Albert Wynn. He gets the award for the following.
WASHINGTON – Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn says he’s leaving Congress before his term ends to take a job at a Washington law firm.
The Democrat was defeated in a primary election last month. He said in a statement Thursday that he’d leave Congress in June to enter “another phase of my life.”
The eight-term incumbent was soundly defeated by activist Donna Edwards in the primary for Maryland’s heavily Democratic 4th District.
Wynn says his resignation will allow for a special election that would give Edwards more time for transition into office. Edwards is favored to win the general election.
Another selfish politician who only thinks of himself. If you get elected to serve two years, SERVE them. This is starting to become too common a practice, elected representatives leaving the office they were elected to hold to instead enrich themselves.(I don’t buy the BS that Wynn resigned to give Edwards more time. Wynn is bitter that he lost re-election) Republicans Trent Lott and Louisiana Congressman Richard Baker being recent examples.
A costly and needless special election will now have to take place in Maryland thanks to Albert Wynn, that’s why I name him today’s Knucklehead of the Day.