Democrats love to accuse Republicans of sexual misconduct.
But when real scandals hit them, they immediately try to deflect.
And now a major Democrat might have to resign after admitting to a shocking sex scandal.
When Rep. Katie Hill of California was elected to Congress in 2018, Democrats rejoiced.
She touted the fact that she would be one of the first bisexual members of Congress, despite the fact that she had been married to a man for nearly ten years.
But now that fact is coming back to bite her after leaked information came out showing that she was engaging in a sexual relationship with at least one of her staffers.
Hill, who is 32 years old, was forced to admit to being in a relationship with a 22-year-old female campaign staffer.
Their relationship has been described as a “throuple,” or a couple with three parties, with evidence showing that Hill brought her campaign staffer on vacations with her husband.
In a leaked photo from one of those vacations, Hill is seen combing the staffer’s hair while naked, and another photo shows her kissing the staffer in question.
Hill admitted to the “inappropriate” relationship in an email to her supporters.
“During the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage, I became involved in a relationship with someone from my campaign,” Hill wrote in the email. “I know that even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgment.”
This relationship, due to the fact it is with a subordinate, violates House Ethics rules.
In the email, Hill goes on to state that she will “fully and proactively cooperating with the Ethics Committee.”
Hill is also accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a male campaign staffer, which she denies.
Even if that relationship did not occur, it only takes one relationship with a staffer for her to face disciplinary action, which could even force her out of office.
On top of all this, a new set of photos released are creating even more trouble.
The Daily Mail released a series of racy photos of Hill, some of which were found publicly on the internet.
One photo shows Hill holding a bong while naked.
Depending on where she was, and when the photo was taken, that photo could implicate her in illegal drug use.
Hill’s Republican challenger, Angela Underwood Jacobs, is calling on her to resign in response to the scandal.
“While I believe that elected officials should be afforded a reasonable level of privacy, Ms. Hill’s relationships with two different members of her staff cross the line of ethical boundaries that members of Congress should be held to,” Jacobs said in a statement.
It is unlikely she will resign considering how Democrats usually handle scandals.
After Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was caught having a photo of him either wearing blackface, or Ku Klux Klan robes in a yearbook photo, he refused to resign despite intense calls for him to.
So it is likely Hill will follow his lead and try to survive this scandal.
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