"With a broken heart, today I announce my resignation from Congress," Hill said in a statement Sunday. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done, but I believe it's the best for my constituents, my community and our country."
In a statement last week, Hill denied the relationship – presumably Graham Kelly, who currently serves as its legislative director. CNN reached out to Kelly for comment, but has not been heard.
Cabinet Chairman Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Sunday night that Hill "acknowledged errors of judgment that render her continued service as a member bankrupt."
While Pelosi praises Hill for making "a major contribution." as leader of the House Democrats' freshman class, she added that "we must ensure a climate of honesty and dignity in Congress and in all workplaces."
Hill was elected Congress in the 201
Last weekend, a conservative blog posted intimate photos of Hill claiming that she and her husband had separate relationships with an unnamed woman campaign employee. This report includes three photos of the congresswoman, including an explicit photo. Hill said Kenny Heslep, her nine-year-old husband, who is currently in divorce, is trying to humiliate her by sharing the photos. CNN approached Hill's husband for comment, but did not hear back. Hill did not provide any evidence linking her husband to the distribution of the photos.
Hill also confirmed on Sunday that he would take legal action in connection with the release of the photos, stating that he had contacted the US Capitol Police on the matter.
Last Thursday, a British tabloid published additional intimate photos of Hill.
Hill said on Sunday her resignation "must happen so that the good people who supported me will not be subjected to the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives who seem to happily provide a platform for a monster who runs a blurry campaign built around cyber exploitation. "
" I know that while I'm in Congress, living in fear of this may come further and how much it will hurt, "she writes.
"For the mistakes I have made along the way and for the people who have been hurt, I regret and learn that I am not a perfect person and I never pretended to be. "
Hill is running for the first time without political experience. As a Los Angeles nonprofit executive helping the homeless, she uses her story to raise millions in a major campaign – with almost all the money raised by individual donors.
"We have to change the appearance of a wrap kata, if you really want to get people involved in politics and to mobilize people to influence social change, "said Hill told CNN before the middle of November 2018, the daughter of a nurse and a police officer. Hill proudly talks about her bisexual identity, promising that she will be a voice for the LGBTQ + community in Washington.
"I made it very clear through this campaign that I was not playing by the established rules before," Hill told CNN last November. "And I think they should be scared," she added, referring to the then-head of GOP, Steve Knight.
Millennial Hill will win 9 percentage points, turning Republican-held district since early 1990.
While Hill opened her congressional office before the 116th congress opened last January, described to CNN what a terrifying change she is experiencing, moving from citizen to candidate to cong
"When I walked through the door it was definitely … well, it doesn't feel like me," Hill told CNN just hours before she was sworn in in Congress. "I'm used to the office. my apartment is my two employees in this shady part of town with cans of LaCroix everywhere. This is … definitely different. "
Hill immediately caught the eye of the National Democrats, she joined the Chamber's Armed Services Committee and became the Vice-President of the Chamber's Committee on Oversight and Reform.
CNN left with Hill as he approached the Capitol, which he would swear to on January 3. As she made her way to the entrance.
"Excited to work with security," Hill said, then disappeared past the doors reserved for members of the
No one had any idea that her term would be such an end ak.
Sunny serfati, Claire Fora and Chandelis Dastar from CNN contributed to this report.