(DAILY CALLER) Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts came to the defense of Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill, who is resigning amid scrutiny on her alleged extramarital affairs with two different staffers.
Hill gave a departing address Thursday in which she blamed a “double standard” for her resignation.
She previously admitted to having an “inappropriate” affair with a female campaign staffer, but denied having an affair with a male congressional aide. The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into Hill’s alleged affair with the congressional aide — which would have violated House rules — before Hill announced her resignation.
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Hill’s fellow freshmen Democrats in the House echoed Hill’s talking points in coming to her defense by focusing on leaked nude photos of the congresswoman.