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GOP Lawmaker Abruptly Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal: I Know In My ‘Heart That It Is Time To Move Along’

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GOP Lawmaker Abruptly Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal: I Know In My ‘Heart That It Is Time To Move Along’





Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) abruptly resigned from Congress Friday afternoon after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by a former staffer.

“While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it’s time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve,” Farenthold said in a statement.




The House Ethics Committee has launched an investigation prompted by a different former staffer’s complaint of widespread verbal abuse and sexual harassment in the office, reports Politico.




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