New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed announced his resignation from Congress on Tuesday, more than a year after first being accused of sexual misconduct.
“After almost 12 years in Congress, today is my last day,” Reed said in remarks on the House floor. “It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties. I love this institution, as it still exemplifies what is best about our government. We are the people’s House.”
Reed had previously announced he was not running for reelection in the November midterms.
His resignation was first reported by Punchbowl News, adding that Reed would join Prime Policy Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.
The House of Representatives Ethics Committee launched an investigation concerning Reed in August after he was accused