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Rep. Meehan resigns following sexual harassment settlement scandal

Rep. Patrick Meehan.
Rep. Patrick Meehan. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Rep. Patrick Meehan has resigned following news that he settled a sexual harassment claim with an aide, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday.

The backdrop: Meehan, an Ethics Committee member, reportedly "grew hostile" with an aide when she did not reciprocate his romantic interests. It was reported in January that Meehan wouldn't be running for re-election.