Posted BY: Teresa| NwoReport
New York Republican Tom Reed announced his resignation from Congress on Tuesday, more than a year after first being accused 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.”
Reed had previously announced he was not running for reelection in the November midterms.
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His resignation was first reported by Punchbowl News, adding that Reed would join Prime Policy Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. The House of Representatives Ethics Committee launched an investigation concerning Reed in August after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a former lobbyist last March.
Nicolette Davis accused Reed of putting his hands on her back and unhooking her bra during a 2017 outing at a pub with other lobbyists. The Washington Post, which first reported on the allegation, cited another person at the table who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The source reportedly confirmed that Reed had put his hand on Davis’s back and was escorted from the table. The person claimed Reed was visibly intoxicated.