Thursday, November 16, 2017
Rep says Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims
The following article appeared in the New York Post on November 14th
By Joe Tacopino
The US congresswoman who testified that current members of Congress are known sex harassers said Tuesday night that $15 million in hush money has been paid to accusers.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that the millions have been doled out to alleged victims of harassment from congressional members over the past decade.
“There is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last 10, 15 years,” Speier told the network.
She did not disclose which members of Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Also during her testimony, Speier didn’t name the two current members who are accused of impropriety — except that one is a Republican and the other a Democrat.
“There are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review, or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment,” said Speier.
Ed. Of course this has been carefully kept from the American public. After all, we little people could not hope to appreciate the importance of preventing bad press from hampering the efforts of our superiors.
Will we ever learn the names of the politicians whose victims have been paid off with our taxdollars rather than their OWN dough? Don't hold your breath.