“On Sunday, Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California announced her resignation from Congress — following recent allegations that she had an improper relationship with a campaign staffer before taking office. (She has denied separate allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a congressional staffer.)
“”This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country,” Hill said in a statement. “For the mistakes made along the way and the people who have been hurt, I am so sorry, and I am learning.”
“There’s plenty to parse regarding the news about Hill. But one of the most important elements is this: Forgiveness, when it comes to the messiness of politics, is a privilege not evenly distributed.
“More specifically, it’s disproportionately withheld from women and Democrats.”
Read more at CNN