The Nueces County Young Democrats and other concerned citizens gathered Wednesday at Congressman Blake Farenthold's office demanding that he step down from his position.

Farenthold has been in public eye after he was legally obligated to use taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim back in 2015.

Organizers said their goal is to show that Farenthold's constituents will not sit while he continually disgraces their home.

Corpus Christi police said they had to force members of the rally to leave for fire safety reasons.

Congressman Farenthold said in a statement:

"The rally is planned while I'm in Washington, so I cannot be there to talk to the participants or the media."

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