Former Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA) resigned from Congress last month amidst accusations of an affair with a staffer and leaked nude photos published by The Daily Mail.
Hill said she reached the decision after threats from right-wing critics that more damaging leaks were still to come.
In a recent interview with CNN, Hill compared the recent bullying of career foreign service officials by supporters of President Donald Trump to the Right-wing threats that led to her resignation.
Here's my full interview with @KatieHill4CA from today's @ReliableSources https://t.co/gVmritTxBK— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1574616654.0
Hill opened up about the effects of their attacks:
"You're not seen as a person anymore, and the dehumanization is something that I think people can't really understand unless you've been there. That's exactly what the right-wing media does."
Trump and his allies repeatedly discouraged witnesses from testifying in the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment inquiries against him.
The White House has blocked testimony of numerous officials, spread conspiracy theories that decorated veteran Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman had dual loyalty because he was born in Ukraine and Trump himself even tweeted attacks on former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in the middle of her testimony.
Hill isn't the only one who's criticized Trump allies' bullying of witnesses.
Amazing how not once have the Republicans tried to defend Trump in these impeachment hearings. Instead they attack… https://t.co/hUYBpcw9g4— Expel the sedition caucus (@Expel the sedition caucus)1574182643.0
House GOP should be ashamed of their attempt to smear Lt Col Vindman. If they had any defense of trump they would o… https://t.co/M25eEAkNf2— Aurora Erratic 🖖❄️ (@Aurora Erratic 🖖❄️)1574181650.0
Fox News will insist that Trump should be given a Purple Heart for having the courage not to tweet an attack on the… https://t.co/ftL6nbTh7s— Roland Scahill (@Roland Scahill)1574187234.0
Others have defended Hill as well.
Katie Hill lost her seat because of a sexist system that elevates and forgives men while burning women at the stake… https://t.co/4i0L4hhI82— Kendall Brown (@Kendall Brown)1574355729.0
@KatieHill4CA I miss your voice. I still think you deserved support from the entire party. Enough of allowing a dou… https://t.co/8adapS8Wo5— KSue (@KSue)1574620840.0
Free email template for men: "Hey! I know we haven't talked for a while, but I wanted to say that I think what ha… https://t.co/iMlRSq25g0— the road to hell is lined with red flags (@the road to hell is lined with red flags)1574455137.0
Though she's no longer working at the Capitol, Hill vowed to remain politically active by fighting for women's rights and against revenge pornography.