Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California revealed during a House Administration Committee hearing Tuesday that there are currently two members of Congress who are known to be sexual harassers: One Democrat and one Republican. Speier was one member who testified at the hearing titled: “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace.”
“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,â€ she said.
Rep. Speier did not name the individuals, but said victims had had “their private parts grabbed on the House floor” and accused an unnamed colleague of “exposing their genitals.”
“All they ask in return as staff members is to be able to work in a hostile-free work environment,” she continued. “They want the system fixed and the perpetrators held accountable.”
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