An unlikely supporter, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, is giving support to Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill despite her facing an ethics investigation over an alleged affair with a young staffer.
Gaetz publicly called the investigation into Hill’s behavior “absurd” and implied that Hill was subjected to an ethics investigation because she is bisexual.
This is just absurd. The only person who seems to have a gripe is @RepKatieHill’s soon-to-be ex.
Who among us would look perfect if every ex leaked every photo/text?
Katie isn’t being investigated by Ethics or maligned because she hurt anyone – it is because she is different. https://t.co/Czrc2k8z8X
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 24, 2019
Gaetz noted that an explicit photo of Hill leaked without her permission, which she has blamed.
Hill denied allegations that she was involved in an affair with a male staffer but admitted to engaging in an “inappropriate” relationship with a female campaign staffer.
Gaetz also noted that he and Hill disagree on many political issues, however, he has maintained she is a “thoughtful” person.
The freshman representative is expected to face a tough re-election campaign in her traditionally Republican district. Hill also voiced her opinion and said that Capitol Police is investigating the photo as revenge porn is illegal in the District of Columbia.
Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa
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