By Kerry Picket & Susan Ferrechio
California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill announced that she will resign from Congress after news stories revealing her relationship with a young female campaign staffer and a House Ethics Committee investigation into another alleged romance between Hill and her legislative director.
“It is with a broken heart today that I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do,” she wrote in a statement before accusing her “abusive husband” of “driving a smear campaign” against her and apologizing to her constituents.
Hill, 32, had been a rising star in the House Democratic freshman class when photos surfaced in October, showing her in a hotel room unclothed and brushing the hair of a female campaign staffer who worked on her successful 2018 bid to unseat Republican Rep. Steve Knight.
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