Katie Hill, the US congresswoman on Thursday used her final vote in the office to accuse President Donald Trump of “abuse of power over women.” Hill recently resigned amid flaming revelations about her private life and publication of nude photos without her consent.
Katie Hill in her final speech to Congress, said, “Today, as my last vote, I voted on impeachment proceedings… because of the deepest abuse of power, including the abuse of power over women.”
On Sunday, Hill stated that she was stepping down after the accusations that she had a sexual relationship with a subordinate in violation of House ethics rules. She is considered a rising star in the Democratic Party.
The California lawmaker refused that accusation but admitted that she and her husband engaged in a three-way sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. She is now divorcing her husband.
The relationship will not come under House ethics rules, as it occurred before Hill took office. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics, however, declared that it was probing allegations that a 32-year-old lawmaker, who is openly bisexual, may have had a sexual relationship with a congressional staffer since arriving in Washington.
Hill told Congress on Thursday, “I’m leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse.”
“I’m leaving. But we have men who have been credibly accused of intentional acts of sexual violence and remain in boardrooms, on the Supreme Court, in this very body, and worst of all, in the Oval Office,” she added.
After that Hill launched a scathing attack to the president saying Trump is “a man who brags about his sexual predation, who’s had dozens of women come forward to accuse him of sexual assault, who pushes policies that are uniquely harmful to women.”
“And he has filled the courts with judges who proudly rule to deprive women of the most fundamental rights to control their own bodies.”
“I voted to move forward with the impeachment of Donald Trump, on behalf of the women of the United States of America,” Hill concluded.
The House of Representatives laid out a formal roadmap on Thursday for Trump’s impeachment as they accumulated more evidence to support charges that he improperly pushed Ukraine to boost his own 2020 electoral prospects.