Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal
Posted on 04/06/2018 5:31:57 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced Friday that he is resigning from Congress immediately after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.
"While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement.
The abrupt resignation is effective as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to his office.
Lauren Greene, the congressman's former communications director, sued her boss over allegations he fostered a hostile work environment where gender discrimination and sexual harassment were prevalent.
Farenthold initially said he would not seek reelection in December after coming under fire for using an Office of Compliance account to pay his accuser. It's unclear whether he has made good on his promise to pay back the $84,000, but a statement from the National Republican Congressional Committee indicates he has not.
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A new way to serve what, sir? Your own selfish interests?
See how fat he is? Who’d want to hop in the sack with that?
Cheap Labor Express stooge, better off without him.
“I know in my heart I’d have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for that bastard Weinstein”.
This sorry POS.....obese and greedy and a typical politician. I hope is kind is on the endangered species list
Lauren Greene was blackballed because of this jerk. President Trump should give her a job. She’s qualified to work in communications.
I had speculated that his ‘victim’ was a male...
He would probably be pretty good running a porn site.
The next phase of Operation Drain the Swamp is beginning again.
Apparently not Lauren Greene.
What is it with these GOP representatives and sexual scandal.
Says he had sexual fantasies about the aide.......figures.
Take a look at him. He has to indulge in fantasies......
Who’d want to sleep with that fat slob?
See how fat he is? Whod want to hop in the sack with that?
I didnt know Jabba the Hutt was a Congressman.
Apparently she didnt.
A new way to serve? Start by paying back the $84,000.
Are their no honest, patriotic “leaders”? How pathetic.
He is probably guilty but I don’t like there being no proof. Just one’s word against another.
No doubt, many women have been victims of harassment but some men were falsely accused.
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