Congresswomen Tell House Panel There Are Harassers In Congress
Jackie Speier told a House panel on Tuesday that she knows of two current members of Congress who have engaged in sexual harassment.
Speier, a California Democrat, said the harassment ranged from "propositions such as, ‘Are you going to be a good girl?’ to perpetrators exposing their genitals, to victims having their private parts grabbed on the House floor." Speier did not name the two representatives as part of her testimony at a high-profile hearing on workplace sexual harassment in Congress. Rep.
Barbara Comstock also said an unidentified female staffer had been asked to drop off materials at a congressman's house, and he answered the door in a bath towel and proceeded to expose himself.
Following the hearing Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement saying all staff and members will be required to take anti-sexual harassment training..