We witnessed many sexual harassment scandals over the past years in the U.S. politics. Unfortunately we can not see the end of it.
New major scandal appears after the Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was targeted from the media. This is something outrageous.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) reveals that the U.S. Place of Representatives has paid $15 million to alleged victims of sexual harassment over the last couple of years.
According to Conservative Post:
Speier revealed shocking details about the sexual harassment victims saying: “We do know there is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten to 15 years,” in MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
“15 million dollars has been paid out over sexual harassment claims. So, obviously more than one member of Congress.” Todd said.
Speier didn’t knew the exact number of members that were included from Congress.
“If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?” Todd inquired later.
“I think you do have the right to know. But right now, under the system, you don’t have a right to know.” Speier replied.
“Right now it takes almost 90 days to be able to file a complaint,” Speier continued. “And before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. And then, you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel.”
Todd assumed that the sexual harassment is something popular in Washington DC: “It’s like finding out that there was gambling going on in Casablanca. The environment on Capitol Hill, particularly when I was younger in the ’90s and the ’00s. It was sort of well-known that that environment existed.” he said.
One Republican and one Democrat, Speier confirmed without publishing the Senators names. This is maybe one of the biggest scandals in Washington, as the victims were paid by people’s money. How far will these Democrats go it’s up to see, but however scandals continue to rock Washington.
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