Representative Katie Hill is stepping down from her position amid a whirlwind of personal and political scandal involving alleged affairs and leaked nude photos.
The news was announced Sunday evening via Hill’s official Twitter account.
“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
In her resignation letter, 32-year-old Hill tears into her estranged husband, who was allegedly behind a set of graphic images of the congresswoman that were leaked.
“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 to happily provide a platform to a monster who is driving a smear campaign built around cyber exploitation.”
Hill also apologized “For the mistakes made along the way and the people who have been hurt.”
The politician is currently in the middle of a volatile divorce with her former husband, Kenny Heslep.
Last week Hill admitted to an extramarital relationship with a former female campaign aide after a Republican blog posted details of the relationship along with the graphic photos.
The House Ethics Committee also announced that it was “aware of public allegations that Representative Katie Hill may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her congressional staff.”
They are currently investigating the allegations, and Hill has claimed officials are investigating the leaked photos.