Skip to comments.Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training
Posted on 11/29/2017 9:30:55 PM PST by Impy
Pressured to respond to burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations, the House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring annual anti-harassment training for lawmakers and aides after a debate that rang with lawmakers' own accounts of such episodes.
Voice vote passage came as Congress waged year-end battles over Republican tax cuts and a potential government shutdown but has been diverted to also address allegations against some of its own. The accused include liberal heroes Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken and far-right [sic] GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama.
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Now how about releasing the names of those who got a share on the $17 million.
We want our $$$$ back! Look into that!!!!
NO! Expel the harassers. Elect moral legislators.
1: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
2: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
2.5? No Person shall be a Representative who shall not attend feminazi cuckold training on an annual basis.
If congressmen dont KNOW that stripping down in their offices, masturbating in front of subordinates, texting their junk to ladies, or feeling the breasts of their constituents is wrong, these harrassment seminars wont help.
These people should take a pledge to the American people BEFORE they run and are elected that they are not and will not be perverts. More of the taxpayer dollars being wasted. Why?
An excellent point.
They do know of course, and don’t care.
A silly attempt at spinning the media their way.
Release the name of the $17 million payoffs AND all the other payoffs that weren’t included in the $17 mill.
Conyers avoided that list through his payoff scheme. There were other settlements made with taxpayer money outside that list.
Awan Brothers had the entire Congressional computers system hacked. So Iran and God knows what other countries know. This is BLACKMAIL material. We need to know who has been compromised.
Let the voters decide from there.
Unless the names of the pervert abusers are released...and the stolen money repaid...this is all PR bulls***. The idea of some kind of “class” is laughable. What a group of pathetic liars and enablers.
The leaders of our country need training to teach them not to hold staff meetings in their undershorts?
Do they need a mommy to hold a seminar to teach them to keep their hands to themselves?
Should they be spanked and told they should know better?
This is the legacy of Slick Willy, Admiral Ted Kennedy of the USS Oldsmobile with his waitress sandwich partner Chris Dodd, JFK, LBJ etc.
Make sure you take out all the potted plants out of your offices, also.
I am a grown up, they aren’t going to humor me with this stupid nonsense.
This is too rich.
They’ve, the polit-elites, have been so used to treating us peasants like children that they can’t help themselves and have now turned their benevolence onto themselves.
Octogenarians respond well to training—not!
Maybe if they need training on how to respect others and be a gentleman, they should not be in public office.
How about posting bigly a couple simple bible verses and incorporating them into how any person working in the House does all it’s daily business? A whole lot cheaper, quicker and will help in more areas of every person’s life than “anti-harrassment training”.
Art. I, sec. 5, cl. 2:
“Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.”
If the House of Representatives (by majority vote) wishes to punish its Members for failing to attend annual “sexual-harassment training” sessions, it may do so. And if 2/3 of Representatives vote to expel a fellow Member for failing to attend such sessions, the House certainly would expel such Member.
What certainly would be unconstitutional would be if a House (or both Houses acting in concert) required attendance at such “training” sessions before permitting a Member-elect to be sworn in. The qualifications of Members are set forth in the Constitution, and neither Congress nor any state may add to such qualifications (any addition or modification of such qualifications would require a constitutional amendment).
I also think that it would be unconstitutional for a law (which, by definition, requires bicameralism and presentment) to state that a Member will be expelled if he or she does not attend such sessions, or even a law that stated that a Member will be expelled for engaging in sexual harassment (or rape or murder, for that matter), given that the power of expulsion of its Members is vested in *each House*, not in Congress as a whole. The House and Senate can adopt a “sense of the Congress” resolution or something to that effect, but the final decision to expel may be exercised exclusively by the Members of the House whose Member whose expulsion is being considered, and it only may occur with the vote of 2/3 of such House’s Members present and voting.
They don’t need training. They need to be arrested.
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