Rep. Speier: Hill staffers & sufferers of sexual harassment have had their ‘private parts grabbed on the House floor.’ https://t.co/vMRrNKSIpp
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Like Hollywood, Washington, D.C. has its personal sexual harassment downside that’s starting to bubble over right into a boil. Though Congress has insulated itself towards harassment allegations to a point, harassment nonetheless exists, and one Congresswoman is talking out.
According to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California), no less than two sitting participants of Congress — one Democrat and one Republican — have sexually burdened staffers on Capitol Hill. Last month, Rep. Speier publicly shared her tale of being sexually burdened through the manager of group of workers in her workplace when she used to be a staffer. In reaction, present and previous staffers from each events have instructed her that in addition they had been sufferers of such abuse.
Rep. Speier stated as a lot all through her Tuesday congressional testimony:
“In fact, there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now who serve, who have been subject to review or have not been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment,” Speier stated in her testimony sooner than the House Administration Committee, which held a listening to on sexual harassment in Congress Tuesday morning.
Speier didn’t identify the participants.
The congresswoman additionally stated she had heard of sufferers “having their private parts grabbed on the House floor.”
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Virginia), a member of the committee that Speier used to be chatting with, shared a tale she had heard of a congressman exposing himself to a feminine staffer after the staffer dropped fabrics off at his place of abode. That staffer surrender her task, Comstock stated.
One conceivable technique to the problem has already been prompt — obligatory sexual harassment coaching for all lawmakers and their group of workers.
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