REP. PATRICK MEEHAN(R-Pa.) RESIGNS AMID ETHICS PROBE REPORTS OF SECRET SETTLEMENT WITH STAFFER WHO ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL HASASSMENT

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) resigns amid ethics probe, reports of secret settlement with staffer who accused him of harassment

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), who previously announced his retirement from Congress following reports he had paid a secret settlement to a staffer who accused him of harassment, resigned outright Friday.

His resignation came as the House Ethics Committee continued a probe into his behavior that could have resulted in serious sanctions. The former aide, a younger woman, alleged that Meehan had confessed romantic feelings for her after she became involved with another man. Meehan, she alleged, later retaliated after she repelled his advances. Full Story