Congressman Announces Immediate Resignation

Congressman Announces Immediate Resignation

Congressman (R-N.Y.) announced minutes ago on the House floor that he has resigned effective immediately.

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Reed was accused of one year ago. It’s unclear if the allegation brought against him factored into today’s decision.

Nicolette Davis said Reed drunkenly groped her in an article published last March in The Washington Post.

Reed had represented ’s 23rd Congressional District since 2010. Although the redistricting process isn’t finished in New York, the 23rd District is all but guaranteed to remain in the Republican column.

The Hill has more on today’s developments:

Punchbowl News, which first reported on Reed’s resignation, said Reed is joining Prime Policy Group, a bipartisan government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.

“I humbly bid farewell, and submit my resignation as a member of the House. And I wish you all Godspeed,” Reed said on the House floor.

Davis told the Post last year that Reed rubbed her back and thigh and unhooked her bra when the two were at an Irish bar in Minnesota. Davis at the time was a lobbyist for an insurance company.

At the time, Reed said he didn’t remember the incident but took responsibility for disrespecting Davis.

“Even though I am only hearing of this matter as stated by Ms. Davis in the article now, I hear her voice and will not dismiss her. In reflection my personal depiction of this event is irrelevant,” Reed said.

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