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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:57 PM

Katie Hill 'leaving now because of a double standard,' she says in final House floor remarks

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California, who announced her plans to resign from her congressional seat earlier this week, gave her final speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, where she apologized to her supporters but said the forces that led her to leave Congress are larger than she is.

"I will never shirk my responsibility for this sudden ending to my time here," Hill said, "but I have to say more because this is bigger than me."
She went on to say, "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."

Earlier this month, a conservative blog released intimate photos of Hill alleging she and her husband had a separate relationship with an unnamed female campaign staffer. That report included three photos of the congresswoman, including an explicit photo.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/politics/katie-hill-final-speech-resignation/index.html



Hate to see her leave, dammit! There's something wrong when she's forced to resign and that slime is still in the white house.

A VERY powerful statement:

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:58 PM

1. I'm still angry about this.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

2. There sure is a double standard

How many Republican men are still serving after their affairs have come to light?

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:11 PM

7. How many Republican men are still serving after their indictment for multiple felonies

There is no crime too large to disqualify a republican from office

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:01 PM

9. I don't have a problem

With Democrats holding their elected representatives to a higher standard than Republicans do. Iím sorry, Hill was plain dumb, and seems to have a sense of entitlement that is ill-deserved. What she does in her private life and in her bedroom is none of my business. But what she does in a public workplace and in the context of a political campaign relying on public contributions most certainly is. If you are angry, be angry at Hill When people are put to get you, you donít hand them ammunition.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 05:59 AM

17. +1

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

3. She has every right to retain the privacy of her photos...

...but she has the responsibility not to violate ethics rules regarding relationships with subordinates. "Republicans do it too" isn't an excuse.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:04 PM

4. She didn't violate ethics rules as a Representative. The "affair" took place before the election...

....and ended when she took office.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:47 PM

13. She continued to pay that campaign worker as a consultant through the summer

and avoided an investigation by resigning.

I think both she and Franken should have refused to resign, if they were wrongly accused

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:33 PM

8. Absolutely. She had to resign, but I'll support her 1000% on the photos.

I hope those people pay dearly.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:05 PM

10. She says the photos were taken without her knowledge, let alone her consent. eom

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Response to femmedem (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:27 PM

11. I hope she finds justice for that invasion of privacy.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:04 PM

15. Hard to believe, based on the photos. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. Her's was consensual, Trump's was not

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:10 PM

6. I'm pissed beyond belief about this.

Katie Hill is a victim of a conservative hit job - and she has to resign while that fucking monster sits atop the throne. Something is very foul here.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

12. Or she's leaving because the new House rules, approved by Dems, banned

relationships with staffers.

It would only be a double standard if others had violated these rules without then being subject to investigation.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:01 PM

14. She CERTAINLY has a point. . . .

And it's disgusting.

There are so many double standards in so many ways. . . There are the subtle things like the movies. . . We see an 80-year-old man with a 45-year-old girlfriend. . . . We're supposed to just take in stride. . . That's how it is. . .

But when it's the other way. . . An older woman with a younger man. . . Think of "The Graduate"-- yeah-- ha ha-- funny. . .


The same thing goes with sex. . . . Men do it and they are studs. Women do it and they are whores. . . Please excuse my language as am just trying to make a point. We are STILL at this juncture even at the end of 2019.

I can't say anything about the details regarding her subordinates, as I don't know. But I wonder if this would be happening if it were a man?

It really is disheartening.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 03:07 AM

16. Yep, it exists. Time to call it out.

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