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California Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid ethics probe


October 28, 2019

J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., talked on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 3. Hill says she's asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent.

WASHINGTON - Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation Sunday amid an ethics probe, saying explicit private photos of her with a campaign staffer had been "weaponized" by her husband and political operatives.

The California Democrat, 32, had been hand-picked for a coveted leadership seat. But in recent days, compromising photos of Hill and purported text messages from her to a campaign staffer surfaced online in a right-wing publication and a British tabloid.


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