Thursday, October 18, 2007
Spending more time with his family
...and not in front of an ethics committee:
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will resign his congressional seat rather than serve out the rest of his term, two GOP congressional sources told CNN.
The Illinois Republican said in August he would not seek re-election in the state's 14th District.
Both sources said Wednesday evening that Hastert would make an announcement "soon" but probably not on Thursday.
"I think he is just done with being a member of Congress," a GOP aide said of Hastert, who has just over a year remaining in his term.