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Friday, November 17, 2017

Rep. Speier: Two Sitting Members of Congress Have Engaged in Sexual Harassment

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), testifying at a congressional hearing Tuesday, said two sitting members of Congress are sexual harassers, but she did not name them.

Speier recently disclosed that she was a victim of sexual abuse when she was a young staffer in her 20s and was forcibly kissed by a male congressional aide with whom she worked.

“In fact there are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve -- who have...engaged in sexual harassment.”

Speier said there are three steps Congress must take, including:

-- Requiring sexual harassment prevention and response training every year for both members and staff;

-- Conducting surveys to determine the scope of the problem;

-- And reforming the broken dispute resolution system, which "is not appropriate for the 21st century."

Speier explained the cumbersome process victims must go through when they report abuse..

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Name Them Dem or Republican.