Politico's Jake Sherman is reporting that Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) has resigned. The Congressman's sexual harassment settlement became public after the #MeToo movement came to Capitol Hill.
BLAKE FARENTHOLD resigns from the House. As @BresPolitico @rachaelmbade and i reported a few weeks ago, he has been… https://t.co/bTgLyjz0VW— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1523047743.0
Politico reporter John Bresnahan explained that Thursday the Congressman's office said that rumors of his resignation were not true.
"Typical of how they dealt with most issues - deny, lie, obfuscate," he tweeted.
Farenthold’s office said this wasn’t true yesterday when we asked them whether his resignation was imminent. Typica… https://t.co/o4KjkLq13x— John Bresnahan (@John Bresnahan) 1523047963.0
Late last year, it was revealed that there was a three-year-old dispute between Farenthold and staffer Lauren Greene after allegedly inappropriate behavior that lead to her termination. The two ultimately settled the matter outside of court, but $84,000 in taxpayer money was used to settle the suit.