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Alcee Hastings’ Relationship With Aide Appears To Flout House Rule

Allen Eyestone
Palm Beach Post
Alcee Hastings speaks at a Port of Palm Beach luncheon in April 2017

A California congresswoman quits as the House Ethics Committee started investigation into whether she had an improper relationship with a staffer. But the same committee - led by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton - has not investigated U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who has admitted to being in a relationship with his aide.

A California congresswoman recently resigned after the U.S. House Ethics Committee announced that it was launching an investigation into whether she had a sexual relationship with a member of her staff.

But there is no indication that the committee — chaired by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton — has investigated Deutch’s Palm Beach County colleague, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who told The Palm Beach Post in April that he remained in a relationship with a member of his congressional staff.

Read more at the Palm Beach Post