Accused Republican Rep Resigns Effective Immediately

The Hill reports:

Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from Congress, more than one year after a former lobbyist accused the congressman 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.”

Nicolette Davis, a former lobbyist, told The Washington Post in a story published last March that Reed had sexually harassed her four years earlier.

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In 2019, Reed was among the eight GOP House reps who voted for the Equality Act, after which hate groups demanded his resignation. He won reelection in 2020 by 16 points. In 2021, he was among the 35 GOP House reps to who voted to establish a January 6th commission. However, he did not support impeaching Trump for inciting the riot.