Republican Congressman Reid announces non-re-election in sexual harassment scandal

The Washington Post (Washington Post) reported on 19 December that a female insurance lobbyist had accused Republican Congressman Tom Reed of sexually harassing her. After the report came to light, Congressman Reed announced on the 21st that he would not run for re-election or run for Governor of New York next year.

The female lobbyist, Nicolette Davis, claims she was sexually harassed by Rep. Reed at a Minnesota bar in 2017.

In response, Rader issued a statement saying that the incident occurred during his own descent into a drinking problem, for which he has since received treatment, and that “my actions caused her pain and showed disrespect and unprofessionalism…I was wrong, I’m sorry, and I take full responsibility.”

“In addition to apologizing to all those affected, including Ms. Davis, I will seek every way to help other addicts in the future,” and “As I continue to progress, I will strive to be a better person and continue to fight for my beliefs and do what I can to make people’s lives better. I hope this formal apology is a (good) start.”

Redd said his term will expire in January 2023 and he will retire from public office on this; Congressman Redd, 49, who has been re-elected since 2011, previously said he was considering challenging incumbent New York Governor Cuomo in the 2022 gubernatorial election and that Cuomo, who wanted to cover up data on the deaths of nursing Home residents, resigned over the matter.