A two-year old tweet made by Rep. Katie Hill, in which she criticizes powerful men caught up in #MeToo accusations, is receiving renewed attention amid a sex scandal involving the California Democrat.
In the Nov. 2017 tweet, the freshman congresswoman listed influential male figures – including President Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein – accused of improper sexual conduct toward women.
This did not age well. ?
— Lisa H Turnage (@LisaTurnage12) October 24, 2019
“Here’s an idea. How about we put more women in positions of leadership?” said then-candidate Hill in the tweet.
The House Committee on Ethics said Wednesday evening it was investigating allegations that Hill had an improper relationship with one of her congressional aides.
The committee’s announcement followed a report from Red State, in which the conservative blog published a photo that appears to show Hill brushing the hair of a young aide while completely unclothed.
Hill, who is openly bisexual, and her now-estranged husband, Kenny Heslep, were both allegedly involved in the relationship with the 22-year-old aide. The three-way couple took multiple vacations together, according to the report.
The Democrat lawmaker on Wednesday admitted to having an “inappropriate” relationship with one of her female aides.
Multiple commenters on social media remarked that, in light of the current controversy plaguing Hill, her 2017 tweet “did not age well.”
Hill’s tweet came in the thick of the #MeToo movement, a campaign aimed at holding men in positions of power to account for sexist and predatory behavior in the workplace.
In Oct. 2018, Hill said she was “devastated” the Senate had voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford when he was in high school.
A video published last year by Vice News shows Hill making a sex joke about one of her younger staffers.