The unusual friendship between Katie Hill and Matt Gaetz appears to have ended with a report that he showed nude photos to other lawmakers and a federal investigation into whether he had sex with a 17-year-old.
“If there is even a fraction of truth to these reports, he should resign immediately,” Hill wrote in a Monday Vanity Fair article.
The former California Democratic congresswoman and the firebrand Florida Republican formed an unlikely friendship when she was still in Congress through their work on the House Armed Services Committee and running into each other between television appearances.
Gaetz came to her defense when news broke of Hill’s “throuple” and her having a relationship with a former female campaign staff member and when nude photos of her leaked to the public. The scandal and media attention eventually led to her resigning from Congress in 2019.