[guest post by JVW]
As a follow-up to last Friday’s story about the sexual imbroglio that freshman Representative Katie Hill of California’s 25th District finds herself in, the Congresswoman earlier today announced her imminent resignation, expected to be formalized later this week:
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. https://t.co/RO8B0znc6C
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) October 27, 2019
Though her decision to quit strongly suggests that she was indeed, despite her denials, engaging in a forbidden sexual relationship with her legislative director, Ms. Hill still finds the need to cast herself as a victim, insisting:
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.
Whatever you say, sweetie. Only next time, try avoiding hopping into the sack with selected members of your campaign staff, especially those whom you bring along with you to your office staff. I haven’t been following the story on RedState, but according to this Fox News report there have also been allegations that Ms. Hill is a heavy drinker. Yes, I know: Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd can’t understand why that would be a problem at all. And, of course, in her resignation statement Ms. Hill treated us to the requisite psychobabble in explaining her peculiar peccadillos:
For the mistakes made along the way and the people who have been hurt, I am so sorry, and I am learning – I am not a perfect person and never pretended to be. It’s one of the things that made my race so special. I hope it showed others that they do belong, that their voice does matter, and that they do have a place in this country.
But fear not, Democrats. It would appear that four or five Republicans, including such distinguished figures as — (checking notes) — George Papadopoulos are considering running for the open seat, so they will almost certainly tear themselves up to shreds thus allowing some typical time-serving Democrat hack to come in and keep the seat in the donkey category.