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US congresswoman quits amid allegations of relationship with male aide, female staffer

08:01 AM October 28, 2019

Congresswoman Katie Hil (AP)

WASHINGTON — Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill of California has resigned amid an ethics probe and revelations of an affair with a campaign staffer.

In a statement Sunday, the 32-year-old freshman from the Los Angeles area says leaving the House is best for her constituents, community and country.

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Hill is under investigation by a congressional committee for an alleged intimate relationship with a male senior aide, which Hill denies.

She has acknowledged an affair with a young female staffer. Compromising photos and purported text messages surfaced online this past week in a right-wing publication and a British tabloid.

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Last year, Hill won the last Republican-held House seat anchored in Los Angeles County.

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