Clinton Collamore ought to resign

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Far too typically in politics, a celebration will shut ranks round an embattled member no matter how obvious their transgression or alleged transgression could also be. Look no additional than Republican U.S. Rep. George Santos of New York hanging on in Congress, regardless of having lied about just about the whole lot.

Fortunately, Maine Home Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross isn’t following this shameful development of creating excuses and searching the opposite method. Quite the opposite, Talbot Ross has proven management by calling for the resignation of a member of her personal social gathering.

Rep. Clinton Collamore, a Democrat from Waldoboro, has been accused of submitting as many as 30 fraudulent signatures on varieties used to qualify for the Maine Clear Election program. He was indicted in mid-December on 33 counts, which embrace 20 felony prices of aggravated forgery.