The House Ethics Committee mentioned Thursday that it had opened an investigating of Rep. Blake Farenthold for sexual harassment of a feminine aide and retaliation in opposition to her when she complained.
Mr. Farenthold, Texas Republican, settled a sexual harassment complaint by means of the aide in 2014. The girl won an $84,000 agreement paid with taxpayer cash.
Mr. Farenthold had offered to pay off the cash when the agreement change into public.
The Ethics Committee well known in a remark that each Mr. Farenthold and the lady have no longer too long ago mentioned they sought after greater transparency for the topic.