GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Abruptly Resigns

In a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, scandal-ridden GOP US House Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned today, effective 5PM. His letter includes this laughable line: “I’m able to look my on my entirety of my career in public service and say that it was well worthwhile.”

Farenthold announced his retirement last December in the wake of multiple sexual harassment claims and a report that he used $84,000 in public money to settle with one of his accusers. Farenthold has yet to repay that money.