Capitol Hill’s perverts and workplace harassers were exposed Thursday. The Senate released a shameful report detailing its “harassment settlements” for the past twenty years. Taxpayers have been bailing them out.
$1.5 million in hush money has been shelled out since 1997.
The New York Post writes: “The two-page release contained no names of senators or victims. It said $599,000 was for 13 settlements involving ‘member-led’ Senate offices, while the remaining $853,000 was for 10 settlements involving ‘other’ Senate offices.”
Republicans and Democrats are both guilty. Corruption is so ingrained in Washington that no one batted an eye when Congressmen used federal funds for their own sordid benefit.
“Harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated… particularly not in the United States Senate,” Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said in the statement.
The House released its own harassment report early last week. Members are currently investigating at least two representatives for alleged sexual misconduct, Blake Farenthold and Ruben Kihuen.
Kihuen is a fresh-faced ingenue from Nevada who has already managed to tank his career. Farenthold is a seasoned politician.
“Farenthold… is already the subject of an investigation into whether he sexually harassed a former member of his staff and retaliated against her for complaining of discriminatory conduct. The accusations against Farenthold first surfaced in 2014,” the Post notes.
Farenthold used $84,000 in taxpayer money to make his accuser go away. Money that was skimmed from the paychecks of everyday Americans.
Congress needs to be held to a higher standard.
(Source: New York Post)