Congressman Brian Higgins issued a statement this afternoon regarding the news of U.S. Rep. Chris Collins’ resignation.

The statement, issued on Twitter, says Collins “disavowed the public’s trust for his own personal gain.”

It continued, “Now, his resignation and expected change in plea to guilty, show to the people of Western New York and the nation and no one is above the law, no matter what level of privilege you possess. The Western New York community deserves better. The resignation allows us to move forward.

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