Breaking: A Top Democrat And Former Trump Impeachment Manager Is Leaving The Congress To Run A Non-Profit

Credits: Justin T. Gellerson

GOP’s majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is razor-thin at the moment. However, recently they have been informed that a top Democrat is quitting the Congress.

According to a report by The Boston Globe, Democratic Rep. from Rhode Island, David Cicilline has recently released a statement in which he said that he is going to quit his job at the Congress by the end of May in order to run a non-profit organization.

After getting elected as a Representative, Cicilline gained more power and eventually, during the time of Donald Trump’s second impeachment, he was appointed as the impeachment manager. 

His decision to resign will most likely be followed by a special election for the vacant seat.

While talking with The Globe, Cicilline stated:

“For more than a decade, the people of Rhode Island entrusted me with a sacred duty to represent them in Congress, and it is a responsibility I put my heart and soul into every day to make life better for the residents and families of our state.” 

He added: 

“The chance to lead the Rhode Island Foundation was unexpected, but it is an extraordinary opportunity to have an even more direct and meaningful impact on the lives of residents of our state. The same energy and commitment I brought to elected office I will now bring as CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, advancing their mission to ensure all Rhode Islanders can achieve economic security, access quality, affordable healthcare, and attain the education and training that will set them on a path to prosperity.”

The Boston Globe reported:

Cicilline is expected to remain in Congress until May 31. A special election cannot be scheduled until he officially resigns from office.

As a congressman, Cicilline was earning around $174,000 per year. However, as a head of a non-profit organization, Cicilline will be earning around $650,000 annually.

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