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So it made me wonder about something, do people get into politics and just become child molesters and sexual predators? Or are pedophiles chosen and groomed for positions of power because those in power know that if these people for whatever reason can't be bribed, then they can surely be blackmailed?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
People aren't upset about this because they really don't care if women get assaulted by members of their own party.
Sexual assault is just a partisan tool used to attack your opponent.
That's why Jeff Sessions was demonized. As Attorney General, he is in more direct control of the FBI. I'm sure there's dirt on him, but there's also a distinct possibility that he will side with Trump in cleaning the swamp. After all, this is the man who stood up in the US Senate and chewed out the rest of Congress, including his own party, on more than one occasion.
They're circling the wagons and on certain issues can no longer do their choreographed fight scenes. The fact that both sides of that semi-existent aisle are agreeing on things like Franken and Moore tells me they are circling the wagons while they try to keep up the illusion of opposition on the bills that are moving through.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Cancerwarrior
Who out there thinks it isn't a swamp?
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that Congress plans to stop using taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment cases against lawmakers.
On Wisconsin’s WISN Radio’s “The Jay Weber Show,” Ryan said that congressional committees are currently at work on a “wholesale reform package” for sexual misconduct procedures.
Ryan added that he agrees with Weber’s assertion that using taxpayer dollars to settle harassment claims is “indefensible.”
The House and Senate have both voted to mandate sexual harassment training for members and staff, and both bodies are pushing for reforms in how Congress deals with sexual harassment.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Any DC critter that paid hush money out of tax payer funds needs to be thrown out, republican democrat I do not care they should not be using tax money to cover up their antics.
On Thursday, Senator Tim Kaine tweeted images of his letter requesting information on the number of harassment claims and settlements raised in the Senate, as well as the amount of money spent on those settlements.
Key quote: "Senator Franken made the right decision today, but the Senate has so much more work to do — from releasing info on harassment claims and settlements, to fixing broken policies to foster safe work environments and ensure harassers are held accountable. Let's get to work," Kaine tweeted following Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement.
The Office of Compliance has rejected Sen. Tim Kaine's request for information about the number of sexual harassment claims made against members in the Senate and money spent on settlements, citing the Congressional Accountability Act's confidentiality requirements.
Kaine, who had promised to make the information public, tweeted: “Very disappointing. If we truly want to fix the broken system on the Hill, we need to understand the scope of the problem."