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There really wasn’t any way around this.

Freshman Rep. Katie Hill is resigning from Congress after facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers in her office and on her congressional campaign, according to two Democratic sources.

She’s set to resign by the end of the week.

Hill was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations of an improper sexual relationship with a male congressional staffer, a claim she denied. Hill admitted to and apologized for an “inappropriate” relationship with a female campaign staffer earlier this week.

It is indeed ironic that the first person to get caught up in the new Congressional rules around relationships with subordinates is a progressive woman. But it is what it is. That she was a rising star makes it all the worse. But as with Al Franken, no one is indispensable and you just can’t have this.

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