Congresswoman Barbara Comstock Speaks Out On Sexual Harassment
Republicans are facing some tough decisions in light of numerous sexual harassment claims that have been revealed in the past week — nine to date — against Roy Moore who is running against his Democratic opponent for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat. This comes at a time when the White House is occupied by someone who falls into that category.
A quiet but determined voice of concern was heard Tuesday at the Capitol when Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) shared the details of an incident she had been told by someone whose word she trusted. A Hill staffer was asked to take work to the home of her employer who is a current member of Congress. When the young lady arrived with the requested materials, her employer greeted her wrapped in a towel and, after she stepped inside, he proceeded to expose himself. The young staffer left, and then quit her job.
Mrs. Comstock did not know the man’s identity nor if he were Democrat or Republican.
This comes as Speaker Paul Ryan announced that “the House will adopt a policy requiring all members of Congress and their staffs to undergo training to prevent sexual harassment,” according to the New York Times.
On Wednesday The Hill reported the Office of Compliance doled out money for sexual harassment settlements.
On Sunday Rep. Comstock appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” (video) with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) for an exclusive joint interview as they discussed revelations of sexual harassment in government.
Barbara Comstock … still leading, still working hard, still setting an example.