House ethics panel probing Rep. Farenthold over harassment allegations: statement

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 07, 2017 7:20 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Thursday it was investigating Republican Representative Blake Farenthold over allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation involving a former female staff member.

The panel said in a statement it was also looking into whether the Corpus Christi, Texas, congressman made inappropriate statements to other members of his official staff.

Farenthold's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Toni Reinhold and Peter Cooney)