The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump’s Mini-Me

Rep. Chris Collins

Representative Chris Collins, NY (R)

He promised to run government like a business and basked in his nouveau riche success. He rode a wave of populism that boosted his fame within the Republican party. Then he squandered it all when he broke the law on the White House lawn.

About a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the end came for one of his most ardent followers in Congress, New York’s Rep. Chris Collins. Though the outcome of the president’s own predicament is likely months from a resolution, the rise and fall of Collins, a boastful, head-butting, self-proclaimed political outsider with a knack for making enemiesoffers, in some respects, a version of the Trump saga in miniature.

For the rest of the story, see Politico’s article, here: