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Katie Hill Blasts Double Standards in Final Speech

Rep. Katie Hill had strong final words about the scandal surrounding her resignation after the House voted on ground rules for its impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

She took aim at the publication of her explicit photos

Hill ripped into her political opponents, denouncing what she called a "double standard" in politics that allegedly punished her while letting President Trump and others off the hook. Hill became ensnared in scandal because of her own actions. Hill was involved in an affair with a subordinate in her campaign and was subjected to allegations of a second affair with a congressional staffer. She said that the photos were taken without her knowledge or consent and were being used “for the sexual entertainment of millions.”

"I am leaving now because of a double standard," she said. "I am leaving because I no longer want to be used as a bargaining chip. I'm leaving because I didn'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 intimate photos of me -- taken without my knowledge, let alone my consent -- for the sexual entertainment of millions." Hill claimed that she was leaving as men remained in Congress, the Oval Office, and the Supreme Court after being "credibly accused of acts of sexual violence" -- a clear jab at Trump and Kavanaugh.

She announced her resignation after a media firestorm ignited by intimate details about her personal life. Pornographic photos of her surfaced online after the conservative news site RedState reported on extramarital affairs that Hill allegedly had with staffers. Her appearance for the vote on an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump was the first time since then that she had left her apartment, she said. She said that she had received “thousands of vile, threatening emails, calls and texts that made me fear for my life and the lives of the people that I care about.” She said that ever since the images surfaced, she had “barely left her bed.”

Brut.

10/31/2019 9:42 PM
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69 comments

  • Brut
    10/31/2019 21:46

    Read Hill's full remarks: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/politics/katie-hill-farewell-speech-full-text/

  • Lee W.
    10/31/2019 21:58

    We need her!

  • Braden P.
    10/31/2019 22:07

    Sad part is America doesn't possess the intelligence to understand what is going on.

  • Robert F.
    10/31/2019 22:38

    Kamala is looking for you!!

  • Nevin S.
    10/31/2019 22:59

    Yawn

  • Denise B.
    10/31/2019 23:18

    Men!

  • Paula A.
    10/31/2019 23:57

    I hope they don’t accept it.

  • Drew A.
    10/31/2019 23:58

    I'm gonna have to see these so called "revenge porn" pics for further research

  • Edgar T.
    11/01/2019 03:15

    I guess it had nothing with you splayed out like a skank smoking a bong and getting your freak on while being video'd. Acting like your crap don't stink. Your mad becaise you got exposed for what you are.

  • Padmanabhan S.
    11/01/2019 03:55

    Excellent speech. Congrats. This is Emancipation of women, Women's liberation.

  • Abraham Y.
    11/01/2019 05:46

    Hill wants to whitewash her sexual exploits by citing the alleged sexual relationships of others. After the Daily Mail has published her nude pictures and her kissing of the staffer, whatever she says to justify her sexual predation, the world will not accept it. Hill's nude pictures and her combing the hair of the staffer while she was still nude have been watched by millions worldwide. What a shame, especially a congresswoman, unashamedly doing this in nudity!

  • Chris H.
    11/01/2019 08:39

    She RESIGNED !!!.....Is she actually trying to blame her sexual infidelity on Trump...? That is really pathetic.

  • Joseph W.
    11/01/2019 11:23

    Katie had sex with a Government paid subordinate. This is illegal for good reason.

  • Dorothy R.
    11/01/2019 11:45

    i think this gal has serious mental issues.

  • Aurelia N.
    11/01/2019 11:54

    Powerful speech

  • Mary M.
    11/01/2019 12:28

    Awwwww

  • Andrew L.
    11/01/2019 13:34

    She goes down and than wants to speak up.

  • Emilio R.
    11/01/2019 13:56

    You Republicans should stop bending over for each other and you call your self men not so your dogs 🐕 Ass🕳.

  • Elizabeth K.
    11/01/2019 14:33

    She's absolutely right. And, she is absolutely right to resign. If we cannot demonstrate the integrity we claim to believe in, we might as well join the Republican Party.

  • Mel O.
    11/01/2019 14:44

    Be as sexual as you want, just don't be stupid. Posing naked for others has consequences.