BREAKING: Republican Congressman Announces Sudden Resignation (DETAILS)

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Republicans are dropping around Donald Trump, who has his own alleged sexual harassment woes. The House Ethics Committee has its work cut out for it amid the rising number of people who have found courage to come forward. The latest harassment charge has driven a Texas Republican to extreme measures.

Representative Blake Farenthold’s former communications director, Michael Rekola spoke exclusively with CNN. He told a story of abuse so horrid that it drove him into desperate physical and emotional distress. As a result, the former communications man vomited daily and sought out medical and psychological treatment.

It is rare for a man to come forward, but this former senior aide told how Farenthold was both “verbally abusive and sexually demeaning — and his congressional office as an intensely hostile environment.” The congressman’s bullying behavior ranged from “sexually graphic jokes to berating aides,” according to an CNN exclusive. Farenthold finally resigned.

Right before Rekola was about to get married, Farenthold told him:

‘Better have your fiancée blow you before she walks down the aisle — it will be the last time.’

Farenthold joked about whether his current-wife would be able to wear a white dress on their wedding day, which referred to premarital sex. Rekola said:

‘I was disgusted and I left. I walked out.’

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Rekola worked for the congressman nine months filled with “a stream of angry behavior not sexual in nature —
screaming fits of rage, slamming fists on desks and castigating aides, including regularly calling them “f**ktards.”‘

Elizabeth Peace assisted Rekola and confirmed that the representative often called aides “f**ktards.” She was also there when Farenthold made the oral sex cracks about the former communications director’s fiance:

‘Every staffer in that area heard it. It was the most shocking thing I’d heard him say at that point.’

Farenthold claimed that he was just joking:

‘In hindsight, I admit it wasn’t appropriate.’

Peace said he threw things and commented about women he thought were unattractive.

The Ethics Committee was already investigating Farenthold. Another former aide, Lauren Green, sued her former boss on charges of alleged sexual harassment. Taxpayers paid $84,000 for the congressman’s harassment lawsuit. Rekola said that the media coverage of the lawsuit only fueled Farenthold’s “erratic and volatile behavior.”

The congressman hired the communications director to put a positive spin on headlines. Rekola said that “minor mistakes or oversights” such as a typos led to rages:

‘Every time he didn’t like something, he would call me a f**ktard or idiot. He would slam his fist down in rage and explode in anger. He was flying off the handle on every little thing. I couldn’t find a way to control it.’

After one particularly vicious outburst during a flight, Rekola passed out in the bathroom. When they landed, he drove himself to a hospital “with his wife giving him directions on the phone,” according to CNN.

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Farenthold claimed he did not verbally abuse his staff:

‘We accommodated him by giving him time to go to the doctor, letting him work from home, and roughly a year after he left our office, he came in and spoke with a number of my aides, delighted that the doctors had finally found out what was causing his stomach distress. It was not stress related, but we recall him saying he was allergic to anything he ate.’

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The top aide never reported Farenthold to the Office of Compliance:

‘I made a conscientious effort with my then-fiancée at the time, because our wedding was August 8. Like any staffer who’s been bullied, I knew that the dirty secret is: There’s no remedy for staffers like us. Move off the Hill and be silent or risk coming out and being blackballed.’https://youtu.be/qzM8GYvifqE

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