What Ethics Violation? Katie Hill Blames Departure On Nudes Leaked “For The Sexual Entertainment Of Millions”

What Ethics Violation? Katie Hill Blames Departure On Nudes Leaked “For The Sexual Entertainment Of Millions”

Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California, who wrote the world’s lengthiest non-apology while resigning under a House Ethics Committee probe into allegations that she slept with an employee, gave her final swan-song on the House floor on Thursday, where she blamed leaked nudes and mysoginy (and not her own ethics violation) for her departure.

I am leaving now because of a double standard. I am leaving because I no longer want to be used as a bargaining chip. I am leaving because I didn’t want to be peddled by papers and blogs and websites, used by shameless operatives for the dirtiest gutter politics that I’ve ever seen,” Hill said, adding that her nude photos were shared “for the sexual entertainment of millions.

Explicit photos of Hill were published in the Daily Mail and other publications, while allegations that she and her husband had a separate relationship with an unnamed female campaign staffer resulted in the ethics investigation.

“I am leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures,” Hill added in her Thursday comments. “The forces of revenge by a bitter jealous man, cyber exploitation and sexual shaming that target our gender and a large segment of society that fears and hates powerful women have combined to push a young woman out of power and say that she doesn’t belong here.”

Hill then turned her ire to President Trump, saying it’s unfair that “a man who brags about his sexual predation, who has had dozens of women come forward to accuse him of sexual assault, who pushes policies that are uniquely harmful to women and who fills the courts with judges who proudly rule to deprive women of the most fundamental right to control of their own bodies, sits in the highest office of the land.”

We weren’t aware that President Trump was sleeping with employees.

Via @ComfortablySmug

Watch the rest of Hill’s speech below:

Tyler Durden
Thu, 10/31/2019 – 17:05