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Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Probe


FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, April 6, 2018, Farenthold abruptly resigned, four months after announcing he wouldn’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold officially announces his resignation, amid an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
The Texas representative submitted his resignation letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott Friday.
He also issued a statement saying, while he initially planned to finish out the rest of his term, he knows in his heart it’s time to move on.
His resignation comes amid an ongoing investigation by the House Ethics Committee into allegations he sexually harassed a female aide.
The woman behind the claim filed a lawsuit against the congressman in 2014 and $84 thousand of taxpayer money was reportedly used to settle the case.

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