Representative Katie Hill should not have been pressured to resign over a consensual extramarital relationship with her campaign finance manager. It’s nobody’s business, and has no bearing on anything. Hill was torpedoed by ugly rightwing cyber-goons, and also, apparently, by her estranged husband Kenny Heslep, whom she’s described as “abusive.”
More and more embarassing photos would have been leaked, Hill said earlier today, and she simply had to end it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Hill made “some errors in judgment that made her continued service as s member untenable.” But only because of the determination of rightwing uglies to further humiliate her.
What’s happened to Hill is sickening. Yes, she indulged in intemperate and reckless behavior to some extent, but she did nothing “wrong”. It was just recreational whatever. Who cares?
In a farewell speech before Congress that was delivered earlier today, Hill said the there was a “double standard” and “misogynistic culture” that resulted in her decision. “I’m leaving,” she stated, “but we have men who have been credibly accused of intentional acts of sexual violence and remain in boardrooms, on the Supreme Court, in this very body and, worst of all, in the Oval Office.”