What happens to a Congressman who resigned in disgrace after it emerged he used taxpayers' money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former aide?
Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) already has a new job: lobbying his former colleagues on port issues. When the news broke this past December, he vowed to quickly pay the money back but never did.
"I'm starting a new job today that has an hour-and-a-half commute... you're going to have me listening and calling in a whole lot now", Farenthold said on KKTX-AM's "Lago in the Morning", The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.
"I'm a private citizen now, so I'm not commenting about my employment", he said.
In a May 2 letter, which Farenthold mistakenly addressed to The Honorable "Gregg" Abbott, Farenthold pointed at Texas special election Texas law, contending that Abbott's call for a special election was "not warranted and should not have been called".
Farenthold declined to further discuss the governor's request with ABC. Farenthold says he shouldn't be held to pay for the election because he doesn't find it necessary.
His annual salary will be $160,000.10, just under the $174,000 he was paid in the House, according to the Caller-Times.
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