It will come as a surprise to no one that we have a Harvey Weinstein problem in Congress too. And it sounds like it’s about to be exposed.
What I don’t get is why they don’t name them. They’re probably Democrats and they don’t want to lose the power.
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) November 15, 2017
In the 1970s, Speier served as a staffer for Congressman Leo Ryan (D-CA) and was shot five times and left for dead during the People’s Temple assassination of Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana. In October, Speier posted a “me too” video acknowledging sexual assault during her time as a young congressional staffer.
“A chief of staff held my face, kissed me, stuck his tongue in my mouth,” Speier posted, with the hashtag “#MeTooCongress.” “I know what it’s like to keep these things hidden deep inside.”
Also Tuesday, CNN reported on a “creep list” roster of the male members of Congress with the reputation of the worst behavior. CNN spoke with over 50 lawmakers for their report.
“It is like, the place where complaints go to die,” one staffer said of the Office of Compliance (OOC), which is supposed to investigate such allegations. “It was like I was talking to a black hole of people who didn’t care.”
A spokesperson for Speier told CNN that 80 percent of the people who have come forward in recent weeks had chosen not to report the incidents to the OOC.
Watch Congresswoman Jackie Speier reveal $15 million in taxpayer money has been payed in sexual misconduct lawsuits…
Well good. Expose them all. Drain the cesspool!!
This post originally appeared on The Right Scoop