Democratic Congresswoman Resigns
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The announcement came shortly after the commencement of a House Ethics investigation. (The Daily Caller)
“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,” Hill wrote in her statement. “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.”
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.— Rep. Katie Hill (@RepKatieHill) October 27, 2019
See my official statement below. pic.twitter.com/nG97RQIwvO
Hill added that her resignation was necessary so that people who have helped her aren’t further subjected to “the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives.”
The congresswoman issued a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily Mail on Friday demanding the U.K. outlet remove the nude photos, allegedly of her, published to its website.
The Daily Mail and a few conservative outlets breathlessly reported Hill had a Nazi tattoo, purportedly of an Iron Cross. However, it is a Celtic cross tattoo.
“The claim that Representative Hill has Nazi imagery on her body in the form of a tattoo is false and defamatory,” the letter reported by HuffPost stated.
The fact remains Hill is alleged by multiple sources to have engaged in an affair with a senior aide, something prohibited under House rules.