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California Rep: Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims

November 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
California Rep: Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims

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California Rep says Congress doled out $15 million to silence sex harassment victims

On Tuesday, the U.S. congresswoman testified that members of Congress are known sex harassers and that $15 million in cash has been given to accusers to keep them quiet.

Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that the millions had been paid to alleged victims of harassment from members of Congress members over the ten years.

“15 million dollars has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten years,” Speier said.

She did not indicate what members of Congress have been involved in the allegations of sexual misconduct.

Also during her testimony, Speier didn’t identify the two current members who are accused of impropriety — except that one of them is a Republican and the other one is a Democrat.

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