Democrats are split largely along generational lines in their judgement or support of Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), who will give her final floor address after the vote on the impeachment resolution Thursday.
According to Politico, younger representatives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-CA) train their condemnation on those who leaked and disseminated intimate and explicit pictures of the congresswoman.
“This doesn’t happen to male members in the same way — revenge porn in this respect. It’s horrific,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I don’t think we’re really talking about how targeted and serious this is. We’re talking about a major crime… being committed against her.”
Older members, while uniformly sad to see Hill go, focus on her personal indiscretion.
“Our darling Katie. It’s so sad,” Pelosi during a closed-door leadership meeting Monday. “It goes to show you, we should say to young candidates, and to kids in kindergarten really, be careful when transmitting photos.”
Hill has been accused of having inappropriate relationships with a campaign and congressional staffer, the second of which she denies. She accuses her husband, with whom she’s entangled in an acrimonious divorce, of jump-starting the smear campaign which splashed her nude pictures across the pages of conservative blog Red State and tabloid the Daily Mail.
Hill will give her final speech Thursday before her official resignation Friday.