As soon as the first sexual harassment case broke out including Harvey Weinstein, there had been numerous new convictions and new people being exposed. After that, we saw that most of the convicted were using dirty tricks.
Many of them have tried to bribe their victims with money not to tell what they’ve done to them. What is even worse is that some members of the Congress have used taxpayer money for that issue.
And now, Florida Republican Ron DeSantis has pushed a brand new bill that will solve these crimes.
Via CNS News:
House Bill Would Name Those Who Have Used Taxpayer Funds to Settle Sex Harassment Claims
Legislation introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) last month would require the Congressional Office of Compliance to submit to Congress the names of those members who have used taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims, require the members to reimburse the U.S. Treasury, and void non-disclosure agreements so victims can tell their stories.
The “Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act,” introduced by DeSantis on Nov. 30, currently has 88 co-sponsors.
“What does it say about the sincerity of Congress in combatting harassment when members and staff can have taxpayers cover for their misconduct while keeping it all secret?,” DeSantis said in a statement. “This legislation will protect taxpayers by making congressional settlement data public, barring tax dollars from being used to bail out congressional misconduct and requiring reimbursement of the treasury by members and staff who have had taxpayer-financed settlements paid on their behalf. The bill will also allow victims to speak publicly about harassment suffered irrespective of any non-disclosure agreements.”
This is such good news for every single American because it will get rid of future problems of this sort. Thank God someone dealt with this problem and will put these criminals behind bars.