Blake Farenthold Resigns After Ethics Inquiry

Breaking news this Friday afternoon as we’re learning that Texas congressman Blake Farenthold has abruptly resigned from Congress.

Politico reports:

Rep. Blake Farenthold announced he would resign immediately from Congress, after an ethics inquiry was opened into allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior from former staff members.

“While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it’s time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve,” the Texas Republican said in a statement.

This isn’t surprising. Farenthold was known as a sleazy scuzzball in Congress. Just look at what the guys does in his free time:

The lawmaker released the following statement:

Good riddance to Farenthold, who joins a running list of congressmen outed for being sexual harassers, including Rep. John Conyers and Senator Al Franken. There’s no room in Congress for nasty sexual perverts who turn what’s supposed to be a professional work environment into a pigsty.

Others on Twitter celebrated Farenthold’s departure:

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