Admid increased number of high-ranking political figures being slammed with sexual harassment allegations this period, President Trump called on Congress to disclosed to the public the names of the lawmakers that have settled those sexual harassment claims.
Via Conservative Post:
“I do” think Congress should disclose settlements details, Trump told reporters Tuesday.
Democratic Representative John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the U.S. House, acknowledged settling a sexual harassment complaint against him but denied the accusation in the case, saying his office acted to avoid “protracted litigation.”
Conyers, 88, had been accused by a former House employee, who said she was fired after she rejected his “sexual advances,” according to BuzzFeed News, which cited documents and four affidavits from former members of his staff. The complaint, filed in 2014, resulted in a settlement of $27,000 and a confidentiality agreement that kept the matter from becoming public, according to BuzzFeed.
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Conyers is the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and the longest-serving current member of the House, having arrived in 1965. Calls to Conyers and his office seeking comment were not immediately returned Monday night.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that she was unaware of the settlement by Conyers.
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