Well, he wasn’t going to be on the ballot, he wasn’t going to pose as a write-in, so I’m not sure if the Republicans get to appoint someone now, because I have no idea why he would formally announce a resignation at this point.
But, my advice to McCotter would be to live well, pursue happiness, don’t belittle teaparty people, as they were under the impression you spoke for them.
Until of course, you told them to grow up.
Good luck Mr. McCotter, and family, in everything you do.
You should stand behind Kerry Bentivolio at this point.