in the vicinity
Sexual harassment settlements in the Congress are paid for by the taxpayers
Women in Congress were exposing sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.
A prominent Republican senator on Wednesday called for sexual harassers in the Congress came out of the closet.
“You name it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., told reporters. “Just get it out. Lay it out. Change the rules so that people can come to work without being harassed. Those who do these things need to be held accountable.”
Graham’s comments come a day after California Rep. Jackie Speier testified that at least two members of the Congress seats-one from each party, have been the subjects of rampant sexual harassment complaints.
Without naming names, Speier said she had heard stories of the victims that their “private parts, grabbed on the House floor.”
Speier said on Wednesday that it is excluded from the identification of the legislator on the basis of a non-disclosure agreement. You said you will in the name of the other, because the victim asked them to.
During a press conference, the introduction of your bill for the overhaul of the process for reporting sexual harassment, gargoyles, she said, “here, in order to protect the victims.”
At Tuesday’s hearing, Virginia Republican, Barbara Comstock said she’d heard a story about a member of Congress, tells of bringing an employee to material to his house. When they arrived there, they said, he continued to look at her.
To end the assistant.
“What we are doing here for the women, now, with someone?” Comstock asked in the hearing.
Graham, who called on Monday to contact the Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, to set aside, after a new accuser came forward, claiming Moore sexually harassed when she was a teen, admitted that sexual harassment must be dealt with in the Congress.
“It’s just rude. It is raw. I wouldn’t want my sister… said that would not (want to) my nieces to go through,” he said. “I would not want to experience a young woman, the kind of behavior that just, you know, by participating in their government.”
During the past few weeks, stories of sexual harassment and gender hostility in many industries, the news is dominated. Several incidents from DC and state houses have light on the difficulties of the victim, if you try to report their accusers.
About 1,500 former Capitol Hill aides have demand in an open letter to house and Senate leaders that Congress in place mandatory harassment training. They are also calling for a revision of the Office of Compliance, a small office, with these complaints, and the couple knew that they existed at all.
“Employees who decide to pursue a lawsuit against a non-transparent and burdensome process,” Kristen Nicholson, director of the Government Affairs Institute, served as chief of staff to Rep. Jim Langevin, Dr. I., 2001-2017, wrote in an editorial.
“Hill offices are small and are mostly run as the members see fit,” she said, adding, there is no HR Department, with whom to lodge a confidential complaint and that staff “conditioned” for something to say that maybe your boss or even the institution look bad.
After a while, crime is more than an occupational hazard.
“These concepts are so deeply rooted that they stay with most of us long after we have left the hill,” Nicholson said.
Earlier this month, The Associated Press reported on a current and three former female lawmakers, said they had been bullied or to be the subject of hostile and sexually suggestive comments from other members of Congress, some of whom are still in office. Shortly thereafter, speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., sent a memo to fellow lawmakers a full sexual harassment training to encourage and make it mandatory for their employees.
To request last week, the Senate unanimously approved a measure that all senators, staff and trainees are trained on the prevention of sexual harassment.
A voice, the voice of the legislature party adopted a cross-cutting resolution for the training within 60 days of the measure’s passage.
Each Senate office and a certificate of completed training and the certificate is published to submit on the public website of the Secretary of the Senate.
The measure had wide support, and the action came within days after the dissolution of the “official” introduction.
Fox News’ Jason Thunder, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.