According to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) the House of Representatives spent about $15 million dollars to hush victims of Sexual Harassment from members of the House of Representatives over the last Ten Years.
“We do know there is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten to 15 years,” she said.
“15 million dollars has been paid out over sexual harassment claims,” Todd replied, somewhat shocked. “So, obviously more than one member of Congress.”
Pressed for details, Speier said she did not know how many members of Congress were involved. She also explained that victims had signed non-disclosure agreements.
“If the taxpayers are involved, don’t we have the right to know?” Todd asked later in the segment.
“I think you do have the right to know,” she said. “But right now, under the system, you don’t have a right to know.”
Speer described a one-sided investigative process that does everything to protect members of Congress — and little to protect the rights of victims: “Right now it takes almost 90 days to be able to file a complaint. And before actually going through the mediation, you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. And then, you are not represented by counsel, but the harasser is represented by the House of Representatives general counsel.”
In short, Tax Payers have been paying for the sexual fantasies of members of The House of Representatives for years. This fund was set up to silence accusers and allow the American Tax Payers to front the bill for it. These payments were so secret some members of The House of Representatives claim they didn’t even know it existed.