Skip to comments.Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets
Posted on 12/16/2018 6:41:51 AM PST by Baynative
WASHINGTON After months of negotiations, lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached an agreement on Wednesday on legislation that would address how sexual harassment claims are dealt with in Congress, it was announced Wednesday.
The legislation would hold members of Congress personally liable for awards and settlements stemming from harassment and related retaliation they personally commit, including those who leave office. They can no longer pay out settlements with taxpayer funds and would be required to foot the bill within 90 days or their wages could be garnished.
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Where is the rest of the money?
Who was responsible for starting the fund?
How and why did it come to exist?
Should be retroactive with names and the actual crime.
And if it is during an Election Season they need to be CRIMINALLY CHARGED WITH A FELONY, just like Mueller did with Cohen.
Hush payments are perfectly legal as long as the taxpayers are footing the bills
In the case of Congress, which faces re-election every two years, its essentially ALWAYS campaign time, so they cant make the claim their involvement didnt occur in order to help themselves win re-election.
Congress will move to work-arounds unless strictly prohibited:
1) Buy “sexual harassment” insurance policies, with the huge premiums paid by the taxpayers as “office expenses”.
2) Arrange for third “investors” (lobbyists, etc.) to pay for them.
3) Combo’s and Others TBD.
Unless both are banned, the new arrangement is a fraud. The bums will never pay themselves. It’s not as if they are in Congress for public service.
“And if it is during an Election Season they need to be CRIMINALLY CHARGED WITH A FELONY, just like Mueller did with Cohen.”
Exactly! And, since it’s ALWAYS election season for these people, it should always be a felony.
Allowing them to bury it.
Just don’t structure the payments!
The next shoe to drop on this will be Elected Representatives will only hire Males and that will result in Sex Discrimination Complaints. Did you know that Vice president pence will not allow himself to be alone in a room with any female other than his wife.
Moving the goalposts does not equal transparency!
Will they also go on a Sexual Predator List ?
No. If they go after President Trump for making 'hush money' payments to Stormy Daniels, but not declaring those payments as campaign contributions, then EVERY SINGLE ONE of the lawmakers who used this slush fund IS GUILTY OF USING GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR THEIR PERSONAL CAMPAIGNS.
Sauce for Goose, meet Gander.
Wow - they actually think that having to pay their own hush money is a step in the right direction? What a bunch of pigs they must be - how about NOT being a pig? That’s like the catholic church dealing with the homosexual priests by making them pay their own settlements. Unbelievable.
Publish the list - from when the fund started. Let’s see who is who.
Oh, fer Pete’s sake.
They will never pay out of pocket. They will either indemnify themselves somehow and/or get donors to do it.
Wanna stop this crap? Ask every member of the House and Senate if the member is party to any non-disclosure agreements. A refusal to answer should be considered an admission. Then vote accordingly, dammit.
Id at least like them publicized. We should know whose been accused and especially whose paid.
Congressional bastards, all.
No problem, they can just vote themselves a raise.
We wouldn't have most of these problems if we outlawed Democrats. After the Kavanaugh hearing fiasco, filled as it was with suborned perjury against Brett Kavanaugh, does anyone seriously think the proposed change won't redound onto every Republican in and out of office?
How about publishing names?????
I WANT TO SEE THE NAMES!!
I WANT A FULL ACCOUNT!
HOW MANY PAYOUTS WERE FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
HOW MANY FOR OTHER OFFENSES? WHAT WERE THOSE OFFENSES?
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