House lawmakers on Capitol Hill introduced new legislation on Wednesday that will expose those who have used taxpayer-funded secret settlements to address misconduct claims after a wave of outrage over sexual misconduct allegations have engulfed Washington, D.C. in recent weeks.
One of the bill’s sponsors, Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, said enough is enough with politicians getting away with sexual misconduct.
“For far too long sexual predators have roamed freely through the halls of Congress — the people’s house — while survivors of sexual harassment and assault have essentially been isolated, bullied and shamed into silence,” Gabbard said.
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Trump told reporters, when leaving the White House for his Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving holiday, that he believes that congressmen whom have already settled sexual harassment lawsuits should be reported to the public.
“I do. I really do. I think they should,” he said on the South Lawn of the White House.
Bizpac Review reported: It was revealed last week by Democrat Calif. Rep. Jackie Speier, that over the last 10 – 15 years around $15 million has been paid to victims of sexual harassment from members of the House of Representatives.
Rep. Speier did not name names of the accused, nor did she mention the names of two representatives she said were currently serving in the House, other than to say one was a Democrat and the other is a Republican.
But it was reported this week that one representative that has been accused of harassment, by several women, is Democrat Michigan Rep. John Conyers.
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An investigation into the allegations against Conyers was announced almost immediately by the House Ethics Committee.
Due to the amount of public figures being outed for sexual harassment and assault, reporters were keen to know any details on Conyers, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and Democrat Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
On Moore, President Trump said he would decide next week if he would campaign for the nominee “but I can tell you, you don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime, like (his Democrat opponent Doug) Jones.”
“Roy Moore denies it,” the president said. “That’s all I can say. He denies it. And, by the way, he totally denies it.”
On Sen. Franken, President Trump did not say the senator should resign due to the scandal.
“I don’t know,” he said. “look, I don’t want to speak for (Sen.) Al Franken. I don’t know what happened.”
Trump didn’t pile on Conyers either.
“I just heard about Conyers two minutes ago,” he said before going back Franken’s scandal. “As far as Franken is concerned, he’s going to have to speak for himself. I’d rather have him speak for himself.”
The president also gave support to the women who have been making these claims.
“Women are very special,” he said. “I think it’s a very special time because a lot of things are coming out, and I think that’s good for our society, and I think it’s very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out, and I’m very happy it’s being exposed.”