The Hill reports that felon and former Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) is hoping to have a comeback in 2020. Grimm, who served under a year in prison for tax evasion, now says he will announce a bid for his old seat. The seat is currently occupied by Representative Max Rose (D-NY).
Grimm tweeted a photo of the Capitol with the caption, "As majestic as ever! Great seeing some old friends. Don’t get too comfortable, @MaxRose4NY!"
In January 2015, Grimm resigned from office soon after pleading guilty to a count of felony tax fraud. He was also made infamous for threatening to throw a journalist off a balcony.
In 2018, Grimm tried to make a comeback but was beaten by Representative Dan Donovan in the Republican Primary. Rose then beat Donovan in the general election.
Democrats criticized House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for meeting with Grimm.
“Best of luck to GOP Leader McCarthy as he works overtime to recruit the classiest of convicted felons to run with the NRCC’s backing in 2020,” said Cole Leiter, a spokesman for the Democrats’ campaign operation.
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