Ever since RedState broke the story on Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) allegedly having a ‘throuple’, it has only gotten hotter for the freshman representative. Now, the House Ethics Committee has formally launched an investigation into whether she had an inappropriate “sexual relationship” with a congressional staffer, according to a statement released Wednesday. Somebody was very naughty and had way too much fun.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the committee wrote, “The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Katie Hill may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her congressional staff, in violation of House Rule XXIII, clause 18 (a).” I sincerely doubt that Hill will survive this inquiry as there is a ton of evidence she was getting frisky with her now-estranged husband Kenny Heslep and a female staffer.
Allegations surfaced this week in a report from RedState, which provided pictures and texts. According to the report, Hill broke off the alleged relationship with both her husband and the staffer after moving to D.C. and allegedly went on to have an affair with Graham Kelly, who is now her legislative director. Wow… she gets around.
“According to RedState, the three — Hill, Heslep, and the young female staffer — “took multiple vacations together, including to Alaska, where this photograph was taken.” The image referenced allegedly shows a censored image of Hill brushing the staffer’s hair in the nude. Other images allegedly show Hill and the staffer kissing.
“According to RedState, the “throuple’s” relationship changed once Hill moved to D.C., and Hill “broke off her relationships with both Heslep and the staffer, claiming she wanted to focus on ‘this important work’ and that it wasn’t fair to be involved in a relationship.” The outlet shared screenshots of text messages allegedly between Hill and the staffer, who was “distraught and trying to figure out how to move on with her life.”
“In one text, the staffer asks Hill if she ended their relationship due to the “political risk.”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 23, 2019
““No. I mean I guess maybe partially. Honestly, though, it’s that I want to be alone,” Hill allegedly replied. “I don’t want to be accountable to anyone else. I want to be entirely focused on this work that I think is so important.”
““And that’s not fair to anyone as a partner,” the text reads.
““RedState was also provided with intimate photographs of the women, which we have chosen not to publish,” the outlet added.”
— The Hill (@thehill) October 23, 2019
More on the openly bisexual Hill:
“RedState emphasized Hill’s role on the Oversight and Reform and Armed Services committees as reasons for the publication of her alleged relationships, citing national security concerns.
“Hill has denied the allegations.
“The fact is I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me,” Hill told Politico, calling the allegations a “coordinated effort to try to destroy me and people close to me.”
“I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain. This coordinated effort to try to destroy me and people close to me is despicable and will not succeed,” she continued.
“I, like many women who have faced attacks like this before, am stronger than those who want me to be afraid,” she added.
“Hill has reportedly reached out to Democrat leadership – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – to “deny the allegations,” Politico’s John Bresnahan and Heather Caygle reported.”
The House Ethics Committee has begun an investigation into Democratic Rep. Katie Hill over allegations that she had an improper relationship with a congressional staffer pic.twitter.com/LoSKEgxSfu
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) October 23, 2019
The young female campaign staffer that dallied with Hill and who has not been identified allegedly felt abused in the relationship by Hill. According to text messages obtained by RedState and published on Tuesday, the staffer said that the relationship was “toxic,” and Hill’s husband said that the threesome relationship was “abusive” to the staffer. That’s even worse news for Hill.
The staffer allegedly sent Hill a message expressing that she was afraid of Hill because she saw how Hill treated her husband. “I am terrified of pushing back against you or upsetting you,” the message said, according to RedState. “I have seen how you treat Kenny and I think that if I cause any issues, even if I am very worried about how you are acting, that very quickly you will decide you don’t want me in your life.”
Since Hill is a Democrat the media has pretty much blacked out this story. But where there’s sex in politics, there is media fire. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hill “is among the most powerful House freshmen.” The congresswoman is a freshman Co-Representative to Leadership and serves as vice-chair on the Oversight and Reform Committee.
This story isn’t going away any time soon and despite Hill’s denials, it looks like she’s been outed and that this is going to stick. No sympathy here… she knows the rules.