Indicted Congressman Vows to Remain on November Ballot
Can he rep with this rap? New York Republican Chris Collins promised supporters he’ll run to keep his Buffalo-area congressional seat after being charged Wednesday with insider trading. Federal prosecutors say Collins, an early Trump supporter and board member for Innate Immunotherapeutics, phoned knowledge of a failed FDA drug trial to his son, whose associates sold company stock. “I look forward to being fully vindicated,” Collins said, calling the charges “meritless.” The Office of Congressional Ethics previously found it had “substantial reason” to believe Collins had used his position to help the firm.