On Tuesday, New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed announced he is resigning from Congress.
The Hill reports:
“After almost 12 years in Congress, today is my last day,” Reed said in remarks on the House floor. “It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties. I love this institution as it still exemplifies what is best about our government. We are the people’s house.”
Nicolette Davis, a former lobbyist, told The Washington Post in a story published last March that Reed had sexually harassed her four years earlier. The New York Republican apologized to Davis in a lengthy statement that month, but said he just learned about the alleged incident in the newspaper article.
In that same statement, the congressman said he would not seek any elected office in 2022.
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.