Rep. Speier Reveals Details of Secret Payments U.S. House has Made to Its Sexual Harassment Victims

Democrats are starting to finally admit they are enablers of sexual predators.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday that the U.S. House of Representatives has paid $15 million to alleged victims of sexual harassment by its own members in recent years.

“We do know there is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten to 15 years,” she said.

“15 million dollars has been paid out over sexual harassment claims,” Todd replied, somewhat shocked. “So, obviously more than one member of Congress.”

Your hard earned tax dollars are going to cover-up the sexual indiscretions of some entitled creep on Capitol Hill. But, taxpayers don't even as much as have the right to know how Congress is using their money to cover-up sexual misconduct allegations.

“If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?” Todd asked later in the segment.

“I think you do have the right to know,” she said. “But right now, under the system, you don’t have a right to know.”

If the women were just making these claims up why would they be forcing them to sign non-disclosure agreements before agreeing to hear their cases?

Speier described a one-sided investigative process that does everything to protect members of Congress — and little to protect the rights of victims: “Right now it takes almost 90 days to be able to file a complaint. And before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. And then, you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel.”
You have nothing to fear if you're innocent, generally. It seems far more likely that the bias against the accusers is intentional. Would you not argue that this, at the very least, appears to be a case of the fox guarding the henhouse?
HOWEVER, this also has to be contrasted with the fact some women offer themselves up willingly.
“A lot of it has to do with being in a place where people who have power try to exert it to get what they want,” one Senate staffer said, adding that a lot of the most egregious examples happen “on the cocktail circuit” — where powerful men intermingle with younger staffers outside of the Capitol.
It's “people using their power without any self-control,” a former House staffer said. “There are a lot of tales of these guys going out and behaving very badly with younger staffers.”
But some women tolerate the advances or even reciprocate them — everything from flirting to getting physically intimate — believing that it is one way to climb the ladder.
“There's a little bit of a sex trade on Capitol Hill. If a part of getting ahead on Capitol Hill is playing ball with whatever douchebag — then whatever,” said one female political veteran who worked on Capitol Hill.
The topic of sexual misconduct is extremely tricky. You have some women willingly agreeing to exchange a favor for a favor with someone in power. But, on the other hand, leaders really shouldn't be making professional decisions with their penises on who to help or promote, obviously.
It is not sexual assault or “forced rape” in my opinion. If both parties actively engage in a sexual act of their own mutual consent it doesn't belong under the current umbrella of sexual assault.  Nonetheless, it is still very much a form of corruption.
However, A LOT OF WOMEN are NOT willing to engage with the swamp. These are the women being discriminated against by our current government set-up. The women not willing to sell themselves (and arguably the most morally strong future female leaders) are not being given a fair fight to perform their duties or get ahead.
Any good news in all of this?
It does look like we might soon get some names however on the guilty members of Congress harassing the good girls.
Earlier in the day, Speier testified at the Committee on House Administration that there were two current members of Congress, one Republican and one Democrat, who were guilty of sexual harassment. She did not divulge names.
Here is the video,

Source: Breitbart CNN



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