The Twittersphere lit up with news of the resignation of DC City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, including tweets from Brown himself, and even some about David Simon, creator of The Wire, who phoned into The Kojo Nnamdi Show with his take on the resignation. Interestingly, not heard from on Twitter were Brown’s fellow members of the City Council. They have remained mum, probably because one of them will be the new council chair. A decision on that is expected next week. There will also have to be a special election for Brown’s at-large council seat.
The resignation happened late yesterday, after Brown agreed to plead guilty to charges of federal bank fraud. Today the US Attorney’s office added another charge, a misdemeanor, relating to a second reelection campaign bank account that was allegedly used by a relative, reportedly his brother, Che Brown.
The Washington Post’s Mike DeBonis noted that Brown’s “first public comments are tweets about go-go.” Brown shot back, “my gogo comment was for those who use every opportunity 2 stop gogo shows in dc by saying its bad. Even bands tht r good.”
Here’s a random selection of the more interesting tweets about Brown.