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Texas Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigns from Congress

Texas Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigns from Congress

Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned Friday, four months after announcing he wouldn't seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations.

"While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement.

In December, Farenthold posted a five-minute video on his campaign's Facebook page, denying a former aide's accusations from 2014, including allegations that he'd subjected her to sexually suggestive comments and behavior and then fired her after she complained.

Still, Farenthold apologized in that video for an office...

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