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Media Mourn Katie Hill

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Rep. Katie Hill’s (D., Calif.) resignation announcement this week had some members of the media in mourning over the Democratic “rising star.”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said it felt like the “bad guys” won, and another analyst called the resignation a “tragedy.”

Much of the media coverage focused on Hill’s allegation that she was the victim of “revenge porn” distributed by her husband, whom she is divorcing.

The first-term congresswoman admitted to having a sexual relationship with a female subordinate on her campaign staff, and was under House investigation for having another with her legislative director. Though she denied the latter, which would be a violation of congressional rules, she still stepped down.

The relationship came to light following the publication of intimate photos of Hill and her female campaign staffer.

David Rutz is senior writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He was previously a sports reporter for two years in Atlanta and has done freelance sports reporting for the Washington Post. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and lives in Marietta, Ga. His Twitter handle is @DavidRutz.