The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that “Squad” member Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA) had an improper relationship with a staffer.
Rep. Hill campaigned as an open bisexual and has been a darling of the progressive community.
Her sordid personal life began to surface when the Daily Mail and then online publication Redstate published photos and text messages showing that Hill was involved in a “throuple” relationship with her husband and a 22 year old campaign worker. The Congresswoman is now threatening to sue the Daily Mail for releasing the photos, however they are now all over social media and the genie appears to be out of the bottle.
The affair continued after Rep. Hill and her husband moved to Washington after her election. Photos of the “throuple” accompanied the initial Redstate report.
However, the “throuple” relationship and Hill’s marriage both ended after Hill was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with her male Legislative Director.
The accusation was made public by Kenny Heslep, Hill’s estranged husband who filed for divorce from Hill in July.
In a since deleted Facebook post, Heslep wrote:
Out lesbian?!? Then why has she been sleeping with her (male) finance director for the past year at least?
I couldn’t dispute this if she was still holding to being bisexual. But but being with her husband (me) for almost 15 years and then leaving me for another MAN, not woman, whom she is still seeing, is not her being a lesbian. Bisexual yes, as I will back up her claims to this. But not lesbian alone.
The Ethics Committee became involved because of the House Ethics rules which are:
18. (a) A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not engage in a sexual relationship with any employee of the House who works under the supervision of the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, or who is an employee of a committee on which the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner serves. This paragraph does not apply with respect to any relationship between two people who are married to each other.
Hill denies her affair with the Congressional staffer and blames the entire incident on her “abusive” ex-husband:
I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me. I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain. This coordinated effort to try to destroy me and the people close to me is despicable and will not succeed. I, like many women who have faced attacks like this before, am stronger than those who want me to be afraid.
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.
It’s instructive that this entire affair is not the subject of a media feeding frenzy despite it’s lurid and perhaps ethically questionable content.
UPDATE: The wierdness gets wierder.
The Daily Mail has uncovered shocking photos of Rep. Hill showing off a “Nazi-era” tattoo while smoking a bong!
And remember the Congresswoman’s stance during the Kavanaugh nomination process.
This is the only Katie Hill picture I’ll post… and at this point, it’s the only one you really need. pic.twitter.com/mLCE55g3Mn— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 24, 2019
UPDATE: Rep. Hill has resigned.
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