Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) is suffering some seriously bad press after a RedState investigation revealed that she and her husband, Kenny Heslep, were involved in a polyamorous relationship with a Congressional staffer.
This morning she has announced her resignation.
RedState also got its hands on a slew of nude photos and several text messages indicating Hill may have a drinking problem.
Hill’s attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily Mail Thursday after the tabloid published a series of intimate photos of Hill and the staffer that did not appear in the RedState report.
“It is this writer’s view that events that occur within a marriage or affairs that lead to its demise should be kept between the parties involved and are not the business of the general public,” writes RedState journalist Jennifer Van Laar, who broke the story.
“When those events or affairs occur within one of the parties’ workplace, though, and that workplace is the United States Congress, the public should know about them as they determine that elected official’s fitness to serve.”
Hill ended the ménage à trois in May to ‘focus on impeachment proceedings,’ after which Heslep claimed she had also been involved with her Legislative Director, Graham Kelly.
Hill denies having a relationship with Kelly and there is no proof to suggest an improper relationship occurred.
Author’s Note: Why are we attacking Katie Hill? Everyone has a personal life, and there are things best left out of the headlines.
Unfortunately, we live in the era of technology when any person in power can be taken down over some little detail (especially since the media likes to take things out of context). Critics are claiming sexual misconduct based on the belief that a person cannot truly consent to sex if the person they are with signs their paycheck – but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
The trio, which considered the relationship long-term and committed, took several vacations together and agreed to continue the relationship when Hill moved to DC in January 2019.
Editor’s Note: Attacks on privacy are a very serious issue. Information is power, absolute information is absolute power. Dragging out a story like this, the ability to delve into the personal lives of people in power is a dangerous and tyrannical thing.