“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community and our country,” said Katie Hill in a letter to her constituents.
Katie Hill was caught up in a sordid sex scandal after her ex-husband leaked pictures and intimate details of their marriage.
Katie Hill admitted that she was sleeping with a female staffer and allegedly was also sleeping with a male staffer.
“This is what needs to happen so that the good people who supported me will no longer be subjected to the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives who seem to happily provide a platform to a monster who is driving a smear campaign built around cyber exploitation,” Katie Hill wrote.
Nancy Pelosi sure won’t be happy losing this swing district seat as she desperately clings to her House majority.
“Hill has acknowledged errors in judgment that made her continued service as a member untenable,” Nancy Pelosi said. “We must ensure a climate of integrity and dignity in the Congress, and in all workplaces.”
The House is up for grabs in 2020 and with President Trump on the ticket this time, everyone expects to see hotly contested races across the country.
Politico reported that in a statement earlier this week, Katie Hill blamed the ongoing scandal — which included several nude photos of the lawmaker published in conservative online news outlets — on an “abusive husband” whom she is in the middle of divorcing.
While this was not the first time nude photos of a lawmaker had reached the public, claims that it was “revenge porn” involving Katie Hill’s estranged spouse made the freshmen lawmaker a sympathetic figure to some of her colleagues.
Hill asked for the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate the source of the photos. And attorneys for Hill even issued a cease-and-desist letter earlier this week to a British tabloid after the outlet published several intimate photos of Hill, including one that allegedly depicted her holding a bong while naked.
Sources with knowledge of Katie Hill’s resignation stated that her decision to step down was prompted, in part, by hopes of stemming the flow of embarrassing and defamatory reports that have popped up in multiple outlets, starting with conservative site RedState.org on Oct. 18.