CNN anchor urges Katie Hill run, singing disgraced ex-Dem lawmaker’s praises for ‘revenge porn’ advocacy

A CNN anchor is encouraging disgraced Democrat Katie Hill to run for political office again despite certain “tragic” circumstances that befell her.

Brianna Keilar, whose job description appears to involve tossing softballs at Democrats while treating Republicans in a condescending manner, also implied that she won’t take no for an answer.

Hill, who stepped down from Congress in October 2019 about midway through her first term after allegations emerged that she had sexual affairs with staffers, represented a Los Angeles area district. Republican Mike Garcia subsequently flipped the seat from blue to red.

At the time of her resignation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Hill for her “powerful commitment to her community” and as someone who has “a bright vision for the future.”

In response to the “New Day” co-host’s question about political aspirations, Hill replied that she may be more effective as a private citizen in helping Democrats retain control of Congress, plus a possibility exists that redistricting could make the whole thing moot.

“I haven’t written anything off. The last two years, well, a year and a half, have been really tragic and important for my family and for me in terms of figuring out what the next steps are. And right now, I need to figure out my role in making sure [the Violence Against Women Act) gets passed, helping women run for and get elected to office…[in] 2022, ‘we’ have to hold the House; everyone needs to remember that.”

When Hill mentioned that the Senate filibuster is holding up the left’s agenda, Keilar chimed in with “doesn’t that make you want to get back in the arena?”

“Sometimes,” liberal Democrat Hill replied. “But sometimes I wonder maybe my role is more important on the outside.  So I’m still definitely on that kind of figuring it out piece, and at the same time, we’ve got redistricting happening, and there’s six months probably to go before we really know what these districts are going to look like, and what districts are going to be competitive.

“Mine, the one that I ran in before. might not even be a competitive district. So my attention might need to be elsewhere to do what I can to protect the majority. So I got time to decide, and — and you know, a lot of legal battles and legal debt to go in the meantime,” Hill continued.

Keilar ended the segment by acknowledging that “we will keep asking.”

Watch the clip embedded below and draw your own conclusions:

(Video: CNN)

In general, it seems when politicians get fame and influence, they have a difficult time giving it up or at least not trying to recapture it.

As indicated in the interview, Hill has been lobbying for U.S. Senate passage of the reauthorization of the aforementioned Violence Against Women Act, which has already passed the House, and which includes a new provision that makes revenge porn a federal crime. Presumably that provision should obtain support across the aisle.

After leaving Congress, she founded an organization called HER Time that supports young women running for office and supports legislation addressing cyber exploitation “and other issues that disproportionately affect young women.”

The organization’s website blames her congressional resignation on “a coordinated cyber-attack by Republican political operatives and right-wing media outlets,” which may or may not mean that she has accepted responsibility for what happened.

As BizPac Review suggested at the time, a married Republican lawmaker who had sex, allegedly, with 20-something year old staffers would be universally trashed as a sexual harasser and predator.

The interview prompted a strong reaction on Twitter. Here is just a sampling:

Earlier this month, a judge ordered Hill “to pay about $220,000 in attorneys’ fees to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists she sued in her unsuccessful revenge porn lawsuit,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “Hill accused them of violating the law by publishing intimate pictures without her consent. The lawsuit was thrown out earlier this year on First Amendment grounds.”

Robert Jonathan

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