Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby says in a statement that workplace harassment shouldn’t be tolerated, “particularly not in the United States Senate.”
What a joke that is!
The Senate has paid nearly $1.5 million in taxpayer money over the past two decades in what senators say were harassment settlements.
Naturally the two-page release reveals no names of lawmakers or victims and few details.
It says $599,000 was for 13 settlements involving “member-led” Senate offices. The remaining $853,000 was for 10 settlements involving “other” Senate offices.
The payouts weren’t just for sex crimes. The document says the largest settlement was $421,000 and was for “race discrimination and reprisal.” Taxpayers are paying for the bad behavior of racists too.