Former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello said he doesn’t buy Democratic Rep. Katie Hill’s explanation for her resignation.
Hill resigned while facing a House Ethics Committee investigation into the alleged affair with a member of her congressional office, but during a Friday appearance on The View, she said that wasn’t the reason she ultimately stepped down. Costello took exception with her version of events.
Hill said the “slow processes” of the investigation would have been “incredibly invasive to my staff and to my entire office.”
“It’s also something that I’m glad I was able to take the pressure off of my staff by resigning so that they didn’t have to worry about that,” she said. “But why did I decide to step down? I realized the impact that I was having on my colleagues. I did not want to be a distraction during the time that we were coming up on the impeachment inquiry vote. I didn’t want to be used as a tool against my fellow freshmen who were coming from these swing districts.”