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GOP Lawmaker Blake Farenthold Quits After Being Sued For Sexual Harassment: Report

It was reported on Friday that another Republican has decided to step down from his post. This time Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) called it quits after a sexual harassment settlement against him became public.

According to Politico’s Jake Sherman, Farenthold decided to resign on Friday when his sexual harassment settlement became public after the #MeToo movement came to Capitol Hill.’

Just yesterday, Farenthold’s office denied the rumors of his resignation, Politico reporter John Bresnahan noted.

Farenthold used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle the suit against him.

RELATED: GOP Prosecutor Forced To Quit After Offering Lighter Sentences In Exchange For Sexual Favors


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