Former House Democrat speaks out after resignation, ethics scandal

Katie Hill resigned in the face of an ethics investigation into her relationship with a campaign staffer that has sparked a debate about double standards.
1:48 | 10/29/19

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We turn to the fallout from the resignation of house Democrat Katie hill. She's fighting for her reputation after resigning in the face of an ethics investigation into her relationship with a staffer, sparking a debate now about double standards. Linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: Questions are swirling this morning in the wake of the resignation of first term congresswoman Katie hill, the 32-year-old from California's 25th district was facing an ethics investigation into allegations she had a relationship with a member of her congressional staff, an allegation she denies, though hill does admit to a sexual relationship with a campaign staffer. I'm hurt. I'm angry. The path that I saw so clearly for myself is no longer there. Reporter: Hill, who's in the midst of a nasty divorce, released a statement over the weekend announcing her resignation, calling her husband abusive and accusing him of leaking naked pictures of her that were later posted online. On Monday she pledged to battle revenge porn in this video to her supporters. I will fight to ensure that no one else has to live through what I just experienced. Some people call this electronic assault, digital exploitation. Others call it revenge porn. As the victim of it, I call it one of the worst things that we can do to our sisters and Reporter: Some are now calling her resignation a double standard. Overnight 2020 presidential contender kamala Harris told buzzfeed news that she, quote, respected hill's decision to resign but said let's also speak the truth that men and women are not held to the same standards, adding, I mean, look at who's in the white house. Some are pointing to Duncan hunter, the congressman remained in office despite the allegation that he used taxpayer dollars. We reached out to hill for comment but have not heard back. Thank you, linsey.

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