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Farenthold weighs resigning from Congress

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Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold is considering stepping down from Congress prior to the end of his term, in accordance with multiple Republican sources with direct understanding of private party conversations.

Farenthold already announced he had not seek re-election as part of his southeastern Texas district, after POLITICO reported he settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with $84,000 in taxpayer funds. But lucrative is on the point of leaving Congress just before no more his term, which may allow dodge an Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of inappropriate office behavior.

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Farenthold have not developed a good investment, but has spoken informally with several top Republicans for the chance of stepping down. If he is doing resign, it could trigger a unique election in her conservative Texas district, which runs from the coastal capital of scotland – Corpus Christi towards outskirts of Austin.

Stacey Daniels, Farenthold’s spokesman, said Tuesday afternoon, "The Congressman doesn’t have plans to resign right now."

Tales of allegations of misbehavior in Farenthold’s office first surfaced late last year. Lauren Greene, an ancient aide to Farenthold, sued the Texas Republican for having a hostile work place, gender discrimination and sexual harassment. She said Farenthold informed her he’d fantasies and "wet dreams" about her. After complaining around the behavior, Greene said she was fired.

CNN reported not too long ago that Michael Rekola, another former aide to your Texan, told the Ethics Committee that Farenthold was verbally abusive to him. He stated how the congressman suggested Rekola have oral sex together with his fiancee before their marriage given that it include the before he had be capable to do this. Farenthold denied making those comments.

Farenthold said in December he’d repay the $84,000 in taxpayer funds familiar with settle the lawsuit. It is far from clear if he’s got.

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