Nothing catches the attention of the press quite like a political sex scandal. The latest shocking story centers on California congresswoman Katie Hill, who assumed the office of the 25th district after defeating the incumbent representative in 2018. Prior to several days ago, Hill had a promising career in politics, co-chairing the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
However, her world was turned upside down after her husband, whom she separated from in 2019, uploaded explicit photographs of the congresswoman to "wifesharing" websites. Many of the photos featured a 24-year-old campaign staffer named Morgan Desjardins, who Hill and her husband had a polyamorous relationship with. Other photos showed Hill nude, holding a bong and displaying a tattoo that Daily Mail likened to a Nazi symbol.
Following the public release of the photographs, which were obtained by RedSlate and Daily Mail, Hill resigned from her job and announced the news on Twitter.
“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,” Hill shared on her page. “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.”
Hill is currently taking legal action against her husband, stating “Having private photos of personal moments weaponized against me has been an appalling invasion of my privacy. It’s also illegal, and we are currently pursuing all of our available legal options."
It's unknown whether Hill will re-enter the political arena at a later time, however, we imagine that it would be an uphill battle getting re-elected. What do you think of this shocking scandal? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.