Democratic Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid sexual allegation­s


Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., faced with allegation­s she had a sexual relationsh­ip with a staff member, announced her resignatio­n on Sunday.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Hill called her resignatio­n “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.”

The House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday it had launched an investigat­ion into allegation­s Hill engaged in a sexual relationsh­ip with a staff member.

Hill said claims that she was in a relationsh­ip with her legislativ­e director are “absolutely false.”

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