The latest Trump administration controversy is the supposed domestic abuse committed be two top-level aides that worked in the White House. Both men have claimed they’re innocent, and even seen Trump and other high-level officials back them up.
Predictably, Trump’s defense of the men has angered the Left, because for them, no matter how little evidence there is, the accused are guilty until they can prove their innocence. Even so, steps are being taken to mitigate the deluge of harassment claims by sending workers back to the classroom.
As reported at the Hill, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Monday that all State Department employees will be forced to take sexual harassment training by June 1.
“It’s not OK if you’re seeing it happening and just look away. You must do something. You must notify someone. You must step in and intervene,” Tillerson told US Embassy staff in Cairo. Tillerson added that he couldn’t think of a more demeaning way to treat someone than sexual harassment.
He made the announcement in the middle of his Middle Eastern tour, which has him scheduled to visit Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.
The past week has seen the issue of sexual harassment once again dominating headlines thanks to the latest abuse claims and because the House passed landmark legislation to overhaul sexual harassment policies in Congress. If passed by the Senate, it would alter counseling requirements and force accused members of Congress to pay for their own sexual harassment settlements.
Several members of Congress have been accused of misconduct in recent months, including Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), etc.
It’s anybody’s guess if such training will have any effect on the actual incidents of abuse or claims, but it appears that Tillerson’s trying to appear proactive so maybe the left-wing inquisition into the administration may be mollified.