Last week was like a soap opera for California Democrat, Representative Katie Hill. RedState released a photograph of a naked Hill, 32, sitting on a chair while combing the hair of a clothed woman who was kneeling in front of her. It was revealed that the clothed woman was a former staff member of Hill’s and was in a three-way relationship with Hill and her now estranged husband. Reportedly the “throuple” as the media dubbed it, lasted over a year but was broken off when Hill joined Congress earlier this year.
In addition to the photo released by RedState were screenshots of “several text messages between Hill and the staffer detailing the reported end of their three-person relationship.” Fox News obtained a letter sent to constituents last week in which Hill “acknowledged that in the final years of what she called an ‘abusive marriage,’ she began a relationship with the unnamed campaign staffer.” Things then got worse for Hill, who has been an open bisexual congresswoman as well as the vice chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee.
Reports of another affair with her legislative director and former campaign finance director were released which resulted in a House Ethics Committee investigation. Additional “compromising photos of the freshman lawmaker surfaced. The Daily Mail published one photo of what appeared to be Hill undressed and holding a bong, and another of her kissing the campaign staffer” reported Fox News.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded with a statement saying:
Congresswoman Katie Hill came to Congress with a powerful commitment to her community and a bright vision for the future, and has made a great contribution as a leader of the Freshman class…She has acknowledged errors in judgment that made her continued service as a member untenable…We must ensure a climate of integrity and dignity in Congress, and in all workplaces.
Sunday night Hill announced her resignation on her twitter account with the official statement. “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.”
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.
See my official statement below. pic.twitter.com/nG97RQIwvO
— Rep. Katie Hill (@RepKatieHill) October 27, 2019