(This article appears as an Op-Ed in Florida Today newspaper, this date)
“Sexual harassment fund is taxpayer-funded bribery”
What do you call it when criminals pay off cops and/or witnesses in order to prevent being arrested? Simple answer: Bribery. They lose their jobs and often go to jail.
I knew three judges in Miami in the early 1990s who took illegal pay-offs in exchange for special favors. After being caught in a sting, they went to prison for bribery.
What do you call it when Congress uses taxpayer money to muzzle: bribe someone who alleges sexual harassment and/or assault by a member or employee of the House of Representatives or the Senate? Answer: Legal process. Not only that, this “process” has been engineered by Congress itself.
That’s like passing a law saying it’s okay to break laws if we are the law breakers.
This is beyond comprehension. A law was passed by congress and signed off by President Bill Clinton in 1995, then put into effect in 1997 which not only covers allegations of sexual impropriety, but other administrative violations by employees. However, now that the secret is out, it’s pretty clear the original purpose of this funding. According to …