A congresswoman Katie Hill has declared her resignation following the photos of her posing naked and kissing her female assistant showed on the internet. TheNewsGh.Com reports.
She has, however, apportioned blames to her alienated husband and her political contenders.
Having won the election last year on the ticket of House of Representatives, last Sunday issued a letter stating her reasons for stepping down.
She represented California’s 25th Congressional District, including parts of Northern Los Angeles.
She emphatically said in the statement that, her husband Kenny Heslep, whom she is in the middle of divorcing is the perpetrator of her leaked naked photos.
In her statement, she read: “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 happily provide a platform to a monster who is driving a smear campaign built around cyber exploitation.”
She added, “Having private photos of personal moments weaponized against me has been an appalling invasion of my privacy. It’s also illegal, and we are currently pursuing all of our available legal options.
She also apologized for her mistakes and continued, “Thank you for allowing me to turn my focus on this particular battle right now, and know that I stand with you as we continue to fight for the many important issues that brought me to Congress in the first place.”
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.