In the course of recent days, legislators have been hammering Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore over the various sexual wrongdoing claims that have become exposed to him. Presently, be that as it may, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has dropped a bombshell in uncovering that the U.S. Place of Representatives has paid $15 million to alleged victims of sexual harassment by its own members as of late.
VIA Breitbart :
“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,” Speier disclosed to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, as indicated by Breitbart.
“15 million dollars has been paid out over sexual harassment claims,” Todd answered, plainly stunned. “So, obviously more than one member of Congress.”
At the point when requested subtle elements, Speier said she didn’t know what number of individuals from Congress were included, however, she likewise clarified that victims had consented to non-revelation arrangements.
“If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?” Todd later inquired.
“I think you do have the right to know,” she said. “But right now, under the system, you don’t have a right to know.”
The congresswoman went ahead to discuss a one-sided investigative process that does everything to ensure individuals from Congress, and little to secure the rights of victims.
“Right now it takes almost 90 days to be able to file a complaint,” Speier said. “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 recognized that the sexual harassment in Congress is an open secret in Washington D.C.
“It’s like finding out that there was gambling going on in Casablanca,” he said. “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.”
This came hours after Speier affirmed before the Committee on House Administration that there were two current individuals from Congress, one Republican and one Democrat, who were liable of sexual harassment. She didn’t uncover the congressman’s names, be that as it may.
Ironically Democrats think such a great amount about sexual misconduct now when they voted in favor of Bill Clinton, a referred to the attacker, as president twice in the 1990s. They keep on shaming Clinton’s informers while going down any individual who blames a Republican for sexual misconduct.