Such relationships are banned under ethics rules. Hill, who is openly bisexual, has also admitted to an affair with a former campaign aide who has been identified as 24-year-old Morgan Desjardins, according to the Washington Examiner.
Provocative images of Hill were also published online, including some in the Daily Mail, which defied a cease-and-desist order from Hill’s attorneys to take down the images. The images included one in which Hill was combing the hair of Desjardins while nude. Other images purported to show Hill with a bong.
“It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,” Hill wrote Sunday in a statement released on Twitter. “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents and our country.”
Hill blamed the release of her nude pictures on the husband from whom she is seeking a divorce and adversarial political players.