Aide to Ohio congressman resigns after photo Tweet

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of staff to Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio resigned Tuesday, citing poor judgment in his personal life after a graphic photo of him appeared over the Internet.

Adam Kuhn, a longtime aide to Stivers, submitted his resignation.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Kuhn said he was the victim of an attack on Twitter from a woman with whom he had a personal relationship.

“I realize and apologize that I had used poor judgment in my personal life regarding this relationship,” he said.

In the last week, the woman tweeted at least one photo of Kuhn’s penis to Stivers’ Twitter account.

A spokeswoman for Stivers, Courtney Whetstone, said the congressman had accepted Kuhn’s resignation and that the office had no comment on Kuhn’s personal life.

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