GOP Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election

Jose Luis Magana  AP

Facing renewed allegations of misconduct, Texas Rep.

Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) will not seek re-election to Congress following reports that he used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment complaint from a former staffer, whom he fired after she confronted him about his behavior.

The embattled Republican congressman plans to serve out the rest of his term and is not resigning, the source said. Rep. Steve Stivers, who chairs the House campaign arm, also met with Farenthold.

Farenthold's office did not immediately return a request for comment from HuffPost.

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Multiple women who formerly and now work for Blake Farenthold are standing up for the congressman. "I was investigated by the office of congressional ethics, and they found 6-0, there wasn't enough effort", Farenthold told his constituents in a Skype call Wednesday night where he made his intentions clear. "Barring any challenge to the candidate's application before the mail-in ballots go out in late January, his name will still be on the ballot for the March 6 Primary", Sam Taylor emailed.

CNN reported Wednesday that another former aide, Michael Rekola, approached the Ethics Committee with allegations Farenthold was verbally abusive and sexually demeaning to aides.

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