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Politics California Rep. Katie Hill to resign over allegations of affair

01:40  28 october  2019
01:40  28 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Freshman Dem Katie Hill denies improper relationship with aide

  Freshman Dem Katie Hill denies improper relationship with aide Freshman Democratic Rep. Katie Hill (Calif.) is denying allegations that she had an improper relationship with a congressional staffer, and blamed the controversy on an "abusive husband" that she is the midst of divorcing.The 32-year-old Hill has reached out to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to deny the allegations, according to multiple Democratic sources.

Freshman Rep . Katie Hill is resigning amid an ethics investigation over an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a staffer. "It is with a broken heart Hill , a Democrat from Southern California elected in last year's mid-terms, had apologized after admitting that she had a relationship with someone on

Freshman Rep . Katie Hill is resigning from Congress after facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers in her office and on her congressional campaign, according to two Democratic sources. She’s set to resign by the end of the week.

Freshman Rep. Katie Hill is resigning amid an ethics investigation over an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a staffer.

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"It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress," she tweeted Sunday. "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."

Hill, a Democrat from Southern California elected in last year's mid-terms, had apologized after admitting that she had a relationship with someone on her campaign.

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California Congresswoman Katie Hill is set to resign this week amid allegations she had inappropriate relationships with her staffers, according to sources. The 32-year-old Democratic Representative will resign from Congress by the end of the week, a senior House Democratic aide

Katherine Lauren Hill (born August 25, 1987) is an American politician and social services administrator from Agua Dulce, California .

But Hill denied that the affair was with a staff member.

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"I know that even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgment," Hill said. "For that I apologize."

Her resignation was first reported by Politico.

The House Ethics Committee investigation began after the conservative site Red State reported unconfirmed allegations about her personal life and posted a photo of her that it labeled "explicit."

Hill linked the allegations to an estranged husband who she said was trying to "humiliate" her.

"I am saddened that the deeply personal matter of my divorce has been brought into public view, even the false allegations of a relationship with my congressional staffer, which I have publicly denied, and I am fully and proactively cooperating with the Ethics Committee," she said.

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"I'm leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures," Hill told her colleagues on the House floor.Hill announced her resignation Sunday amid an ethics investigation over an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a staffer and after nude pictures of her were published online."I wasn't ready for my time here to come to an end so soon," the freshman lawmaker said Thursday.

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