BREAKING: Patrick Meehan Folds to Pressure Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

FILE - In this March 20, 2013, file photo, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A spokesman for House Republican U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania, who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money, told House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 that he will not seek another term in Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R – Penn.) won’t be running for re-election this year, according to Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, who were informed of Meehan’s decision Thursday.

The married Meehan has come to notoriety in recent days for being embroiled in his own sexual harassment scandal with a much younger former staffer, whom he once referred to as his “soul mate.” Meehan served on the House Ethics Committee until the allegations came to light.

This leaves yet another House seat currently held by a Republican up in the air for 2018 midterms.