Former US Congresswoman Katie Hill opened up about her resignation from Congress and the scandal which led to her downfall.
Katie Hill has penned an article for The New York Times in which she admitted that she had wanted to kill herself.
In the article, she recounts her ‘toxic’ marriage to her husband, her time in Congress and the moment she considered taking her own life.
She said that the politicians took my downfall in a way that sounded life I am dead.
“I’m not, though sometimes I’ve wished to be,” she wrote.
“I felt like I was out of my body, like it was moving without me,” Hill stated.
Katie Hill said that after running the knife along the veins in her wrist, she thought of her family and the people she had let down already would get hurt again.
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) December 7, 2019
“I realized I couldn’t do it,” she wrote. “I don’t get to quit. I have to keep going forward,” the former Congresswoman said.
Katie Hill had tendered resignation from his congressional seat in October after allegations of an affair with an aide and nude photos of her were published by “Red State”, a conservative website.
Hill has accused her estranged husband of being behind her downfall, Hill wrote in NYT article.
Hill said she is unsure of what’s next, but is happy to know that her time is not over yet.
“I don’t know exactly what’s ahead for me, and I know there’s a lot more pain ahead,” she wrote. “But I’m in the fight, and I’m glad it’s not all over after all.”
She said she had tried to leave him before she was elected in 2018 but “he made it clear to me that if I left, he would ruin me”.
About her private pictures leaked online, Hill said, “I believe my husband is the source of the images.”