WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill of California announced her resignation from Congress Sunday. It comes days after she admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before coming into office.
In a statement, she wrote:
“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country.”Congresswoman Katie Hill
Hill’s resignation comes after the house committee on ethics announced Wednesday it’s opening an investigation into allegations, she engaged in an improper relationship with a congressional staffer in possible violation of House rules.
In a statement to constituents released Wednesday, Hill admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer before entering congress and apologized for it.
Hill was elected to Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. She defeated a republican incumbent to represent a swing district.
She served as the vice chairwoman of the powerful House Oversight Committee.