Some in the media have tried to suggest that Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) resigned because of consensual affairs she had while married. The problem is that, consensual or not, Hill was in a position of power and according to the Left’s #MeToo rules, no person in a position of power can truly receive consent from a subordinate for a relationship.
Buzzfeed, for example, headlined its story about Hill’s resignation by saying she resigned “after details of her sex life were published.” New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie said the “big story” of Hill’s resignation “is the fact that she’s a victim of revenge porn from her ex-husband, published and publicized by a conservative media outlet.” A former Democratic candidate from Florida speculated that Hill resigned “because Dem leadership is forcing her to out of fear of GOP rhetoric in defending her seat” and added that Democrats learned very little the Al Franken episode.
In her resignation letter, Hill washed over her inappropriate relationships with staffers to call her husband “abusive.” The two are going through a nasty divorce.
“This is what needs to happen so that the good people who supported me will no longer be subjected to the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives who seem to happily provide a platform to a monster who is driving a smear campaign built around cyber exploitation,” Hill wrote in her resignation letter. “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.”
Meanwhile, Politico’s Michael Calderone blows the doors off the real scandal here! “Wow, you’ve successfully proven that ‘RedState’ is in the tank for Republicans.”
That’s some next level Hercule Poirot-worthy detective work, right there.
UPDATE: NBC Covers for Katie Hill.
Which is pretty on-brand for NBC in the #MeToo era: It’s time to pluck some peacock and clean house at NBC News.