In the wake of Democratic US House of Representative Katie Hill’s resignation, the squad is trying to prove their loyalty both to their gender and their sadly amoral party by defending her. However, all their defense of this woman does is to show the world that they, in fact, have no code of honor, no moral standards, and no convictions what so ever.
Hill announced her resignation on Sunday after being accused of having extramarital affairs with not one but two of her staffers.
The first accusations came after nude photos of her with one of her female campaign staffers were leaked to the press. But there were also allegations that she had also had intimate relations with a male congressional staffer.
The House Intelligence Committee immediately launched an investigation into the affairs, as these types of relationships are strictly forbidden under new House rules that were implemented in 2018.
Hill, during her resignation, admitted to having a relationship with her female staffer. She wrote, “I know that even a consensual relationship with a subordinate in inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgment.”
However, she denied having any relationship with the congressional aid. This would be a much more serious offense, according to current House rules, as any relationship with someone from her official office would violate sexual harassment reforms.
She claims this whole situation is a scheme of her ex-husband who “seems determined to try and humiliate me.” The two are currently in the middle of a rather messy divorce. She also claims he is abusive, and she if fleeing Congress for the same reason.
She wrote, “I know that as long as I am in Congress, we’ll live fearful of what might come next and how much it will hurt. That’s a feeling I know all too well. It’s the feeling I decided to leave when I left my marriage, and one I will not tolerate being forced on others.”
However, it’s convenient that she waited until after Thursday’s impeachment inquiry vote to actually leave her office. She explained herself by saying, “There is only one investigation that deserved the attention of this country, and that’s the one that we’ve voted on today.”
According to Hill, the “right-wing media” and their “shameless operatives” must be in cahoots with her soon to be ex and is planning all of this as a diversion to take away from the impeachment inquiry.
The California lawmaker said, “I’m leaving because I don’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. And the right-wing media to drive clicks and expand their audience by distributing photos of me taken without my knowledge – let alone my consent – for the sexual entertainment of millions.”
She added that Trump and supporters “fear and hate powerful women” and want to “deprive” these women of “their most fundamental right to control their own bodies.” She says he should be investigated, as the allegations against him are actually “credible.”
And three of the four squad members came to her aid, saying that is was unfair Hill is treated with such disdain, especially in a culture that was so prone to having double standards.
Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted, “To all the women/girls out there, do not be deterred from pursuing your dreams. We must and will create a society where you cannot be defamed, smeared, and kept from your career aspirations because of smear campaigns!”
Ayanna Pressley added, “I have no doubt that so many people who have survived abusive revenge porn felt seen & heard today.”
And AOC made sure to note that double standard again, saying, “This doesn’t happen to male members in the same way – revenge porn in this respect. It’s horrific.” And she went on to explain that Hill was the real victim here.
But is she really? She admitted to having an “inappropriate” relationship. Per the House rules, it was wrong. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said as much. She stated that Hill made “some errors in judgment that made her continued service as a Member untenable. We must ensure a climate of integrity and dignity in the Congress, and in all workplaces.”
I hate to admit it, but Pelosi is right. As a member of Congress, you should be held to higher standards and, therefore, be punished when those standards are not met.