Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-election

Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-election

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Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-election ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 12/14/2017 9:17:26 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) will not run for reelection and will retire from Congress at the end of his term in 2019. Farenthold has been accused of sexual misconduct by several of his former female staffers. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) had reportedly asked Farenthold to retire immediately, but Farenthold refused and will serve out the remainder of his term.

Farenthold has served in Congress since 2011.

The Associated Press @AP Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing sexual misconduct allegations, won’t seek re-election next year. 5:05 PM – Dec 14, 2017 Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans say that Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year. The lawmaker is under pressure from sexual misconduct allegations that

David M. Drucker @DavidMDrucker Official word out of @SpeakerRyan World: He asked @farenthold to RETIRE, not resign. 👇👇👇 … 4:38 PM – Dec 14, 2017

David M. Drucker @DavidMDrucker GOP source confirms: @farenthold is retiring under pressure from @SpeakerRyan, who spoke twice to congressman on Wed. & told him he should RESIGN. He’s resisting. 3:58 PM – Dec 14, 2017

The House Ethics Committee is investigating Farenthold for both sexual harassment and for retaliation against the woman who reported him. The Washington Post reported earlier in December that Farenthold had used $84,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim.

Farenthold has said he “absolutely did not engage in any improper conduct” and that an investigation had previously cleared him of any wrongdoing.

“I just want to let everyone know, I absolutely did not engage in any improper conduct. I was investigated by the office of congressional ethics, and they found 6-0, there wasn’t enough effort ,” said Farenthold.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events

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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Any relation to Fake Blarenthold?

2 posted on 12/14/2017 9:19:24 AM PST by Jim 0216

To: Oshkalaboomboom

Well DUH!!!

3 posted on 12/14/2017 9:24:38 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion……. The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)

To: Oshkalaboomboom

We should get some women to accuse all the men in Congress of sexual harassment/assault. Almost all of Congress would be wiped out.

4 posted on 12/14/2017 9:25:09 AM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)

To: Jim 0216

Any relation to the Pillsbury Doughboy?

5 posted on 12/14/2017 9:27:44 AM PST by lodi90

To: Ann Archy

Paid out $84,000 to one of his victims……

Claims “He absolutely didn’t do anything wrong”……

Must be taking a page out of Bill Clinton’s dictionary:

“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Who paid the $84,000??? Him or the taxpayers????

If it was the taxpayers, that money needs to come back-—WITH INTEREST.

All these political & media & entertainment creeps need a new dictionary-—like the ones WE all were raised with.

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