‘Throuple’ Rep. Katie Hill ADMITS Affair w/ Campaign Staffer

‘I know that even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate…’

REPORT: Freshman Democrat Cheated on Husband w/ Multiple Staffers

Katie Hill/Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC)

(Liberty Headlines) The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday opened an investigation into Rep. Katie Hill after a conservative website published accusations that she had an improper relationship with a staffer.

The bipartisan leadership of the Ethics panel announced the probe of the freshman California Democrat, noting “public allegations” that Hill “may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her congressional staff.”

The California congresswoman allegedly had a relationship with her legislative director, Graham Kelly, which was discovered by her husband Kenny Heslep.

She was also involved in a long-term relationship with a female campaign staffer, who has not been identified.

According to a report by RedState, Heslep was aware of Hill’s affair with the female staffer.

In fact, the three of them took vacations together and agreed that this “throuple” would be a long-term, committed relationship.

After Hill was elected to Congress, she broke off her relationships with both the staffer and Heslep, telling them she wanted to focus on “this important work.”

It was then that Hill began her affair with Kelly, according to text messages obtained by RedState.

Lawmakers have come under intense criticism for being slow to update Capitol Hill’s rules on sexual harassment but finally passed an ethics change last year that, among other steps, banned lawmakers from having sexual relationships with staff aides.

In a statement Tuesday, Hill denied having had an affair with her legislative director.

She asked U.S. Capitol Police for an investigation into intimate photos she said were posted online without her consent.

On Wednesday, Hill confirmed that she had an affair with a campaign staffer — a separate relationship and not the focus of the Ethics panel.

“During the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage, I became involved in a relationship with someone on my campaign. I know that even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgment,” Hill wrote in a statement sent to supporters Wednesday obtained by The Associated Press. “For that I apologize. I wish nothing but the best for her and hope everyone respects her privacy in this difficult time.”

Hill, a bisexual who is going through a divorce, said her husband “seems determined to try to humiliate me. I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain.”

Her husband’s lawyer did not return an email and phone call seeking comment.

Adapted from reporting by Associated Press and previous reporting by Liberty Headlines.