And you thought it sucked to be John Walsh before

Montana Dem Walsh allegedly plagiarized part of his 2007 master’s thesis for the United States Army War College. Plagued by the scandal, he dropped out of the Senate race this past August.

Here’s Walsh’s official statement, via The Missoulian:

“Though I disagree with the findings made by the War College, I accept its decision with great humility and respect for the U.S. Military. I apologize to all Montanans for the plagiarism in my 2007 paper, and I am prepared to live with its consequences. I may not be a scholar but I am proud to have been a soldier who has served Montana and this great nation for 33 years in uniform.

“As Montanans choose their next U.S. Senator over the next few weeks, I will continue proudly serving this state through the end of this term. I look forward to fighting for veterans and their families. I look forward to doing all we can for the small businesses that call our state home. I will keep fighting for the freedom of choice and equal pay for women, and for access to our public lands.”

Tough break, buddy.

Here’s some free advice: Don’t be a plagiarist.

That goes for you, too, Fareed:

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