Congresswoman Katie Hill has introduced her resignation after photos of her posing naked and making out with her female aide surfaced online. She’s now blaming the leaked photos on her estranged husband and soiled politics.
Katie Hill issued a letter on Sunday, saying she was stepping down from her elected submit within the Home of Representatives after profitable the seat in final 12 months’s election. She represented California’s 25th congressional district, protecting elements of Northern Los Angeles.
Within the assertion, she alleges that her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep, whom she’s within the center of divorcing, is accountable for the leaked photos.
The assertion reads: “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 happily provide a platform to a monster who is driving a smear campaign built around cyber exploitation.”
She provides, “Having non-public photos of private moments weaponized towards me has been an appalling invasion of my privateness. It is also unlawful, and we’re at present pursuing all of our out there authorized choices.
She goes on to say that she’s stepping right down to keep away from additional ache and embarrassment being thrust onto her and others.
She additionally apologized for her errors and provides, “Thank you for allowing me to turn my focus on this particular battle right now, and know that I stand with you as we continue to fight for the many important issues that brought me to Congress in the first place.”
She finishes the assertion, writing: “I love this country, I love all of you, and I thank you for allowing me the great honor of serving you.”
It’s with a damaged coronary heart that at the moment I announce my resignation from Congress. That is the toughest factor I’ve ever needed to do, however I consider it’s the smartest thing for my constituents, my neighborhood, and our nation.
See my official assertion beneath. pic.twitter.com/nG97RQIwvO
— Rep. Katie Hill (@RepKatieHill) October 27, 2019
Nude photos of Hill surfaced final week and so did experiences that Hill and her husband started a relationship with Desjardins in late 2017, shortly earlier than the Democrat employed her as a marketing campaign aide (learn right here).
It was additionally alleged that Hill had extramarital relationship with a congressional staffer of hers. She admitted to the fling with her former marketing campaign aide, however denied an affair with a congressional staffer.