Rep. David Cicilline (D‑R.I.) will resign from Congress in June in order to begin running a Rhode Island-based foundation.
The story was originally reported by the Boston Globe. Cicilline’s office confirmed the report in an emailed statement to the Epoch Times.
In a statement announcing the resignation, Cicilline’s office said: “Today, Congressman David Cicilline (D‑RI), currently serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives, announced he has been selected to lead the Rhode Island Foundation as its President and CEO and will be leaving elected office effective June 1, 2023.”
In its “About” page, the Rhode Island Foundation describes its mission as a fundamentally charitable organization to support the financial needs of destitute Rhode Islanders.
“For more than 100 years, the Rhode Island …