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Letter: Don’t use taxpayer money to hide sexual assault in Congress

Don’t use taxpayer money to hide sexual assault in Congress

Over the past few weeks, the country has been rocked by sexual assault allegations. These allegations have included everyone from Roy Moore and Sen. Al Franken to Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose.

This pattern of behavior is repugnant and must be addressed immediately.

Since the 1990s, Congress has paid out more than $15 million in taxpayer money to sexual assault victims. This is the most appalling use of taxpayer funds imaginable.

Congress should ban the use of taxpayers funds to settle these claims and should release the names of everyone who has been accused of assault in Congress. Without swift action, we will never be able to address this horrific problem.

Steven Quinlivan

Snyder

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