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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas lawmaker under fire over a sexual harassment lawsuit, announced Thursday he will retire from Congress amid accusations from at least two former staffers about inappropriate or abusive conduct. In a Facebook live stream, Farenthold acknowledged some of the allegations. When he arrived in Congress, Farenthold said, he had "no idea how to run a congressional office," which led to a workplace culture that became "too permissive and decidedly unprofessional." The Republican congressman also took responsibility for "angry outbursts and failure to treat people with the respect they deserve." Said Farenthold: "For that situation I am profoundly sorry." Even though "an unprofessional work environment is not a crime," he said, "it reflects poorly on me."

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