Jan 25, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Meehan won't seek re-election after sexual harassment settlement

Rep. Patrick Meehan.

Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call

Rep. Patrick Meehan no longer plans to seek re-election after reports emerged that he used taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim from a former staffer, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Background: Meehan says he thought of the aide as "a soul mate," and that was "struggling to make sure that I would never put that into our professional relationship." She says he became "hostile" after she rejected his advances.

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