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.
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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.
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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.