Two US congressmen currently in office have sexually harassed female colleagues or staffers, Congresswoman Jackie Speier has revealed.
The revelations came at a hearing of the House of Representatives held on Tuesday to discuss how it handles misconduct.
“I have had numerous meetings with phone calls with staffers, both present and former, women and men who have been subjected to this inexcusable and often illegal behavior,” said Speier, a Democrat from California.
“There are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now who serve who have been subject to review or not have been subject to review but have engaged in sexual harassment,” added Speier before the House Administration Committee.
Speier had already introduced legislation that would require lawmakers and their staff to receive sexual harassment awareness training.
She is also drafting a bill which aims to reform the sexual harassment complaint filing processes…