Apparently, "doing his best" means waiting three years for an investigation to unveil the misused funds before returning the thousands of dollars to the public.
"I'm going to hand a check over this week to probably [U.S. House Speaker Paul] Ryan or somebody," Farenthold, a Republican who represents Corpus Christi, told NBC affiliate KRISTV on Monday. "I want to be clear that I didn't do anything wrong. But I also don't want the taxpayers to be on the hook for this."
According to a Politico investigation, Farenthold quietly used those funds to settle a lawsuit brought to him by former communications staffer Lauren Greene, who said the congressman told her about his "wet dreams" and made jokes about semen on her clothing — along with other workplace sexual harassment.
Farenthold told KRISTV he plans out taking out a personal loan to repay the settlement this week.