Recent news that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s many scandals and sexual harassment cases are being billed to New York tax dollars (to the tune of $2.5 million) has rekindled interest in a huge nationwide problem: MANY prominent Democrats are sending you the bill for their settlements, their hush-money. Paying with your tax dollars. These officials are using the American taxpayers to fund their legal defense, and thus far there has been little in the way of political consequences for many of these sometimes serial harassers.
Here are a few names that you’ll recognize, as well as a few you won’t (because the mainstream media has kept them rather quiet), some are confirmed to have spent tax dollars on settlements and legal fees, others are likely to have, however, since the expenditures from the Office of Compliance, which totaled $17 million from 1997-2017 across 260 settlements are kept confidential it is difficult to say with certainty precisely what members of Congress have been involved. That’s an average of about $65,385 of your tax dollars for each settlement. Yikes.
The List of Corrupt Democrat Leaders Surviving Scandal With Your Tax Money
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) -According to Time, Conyers also admitted to paying a settlement after a former staffer alleged she was fired because she turned down his sexual advances. Conyers is also known for repetitively proposing H.R.40, a bill demanding reparations for Black Americans.
Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY)–ABC News reported that the Office of Compliance paid nearly $100,000 to settlement a sexual harassment claim. According to Rollcall, “Marion Brown, the former staffer was paid a roughly $27,000 settlement drawn from Conyers’ congressional office budget — not the Office of Congressional Compliance fund set aside for congressional settlements.”
Rep. Al Green (D-TX)– AmericanLibertyEmail wrote, “Al Green, a Democratic representative out of Texas was accused by his onetime district director Lucinda Daniels of perpetuating a hostile work environment and sexual harassment. The staffer demanded Rep. Green paid $1.8 million in reparations, and, in response, he sued her.” Green later denied that Daniels received any payment in a public statement.
These Reps. Very Likely Settled with Taxpayer Dollars, But Details Are Confidential.
Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) Govtrack.us reported “On Dec. 15, 2017, the House Committee on Ethics announced that it had begun an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Kihuen. On November 16, 2018, the Committee found that Representative Kihuen made persistent and unwanted advances towards women who were required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities. ”
Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-VA)- Rollcall reported, “Representative Robert C. Scott remains in office following allegations of sexual harassment by a former staff member. Former fellow M. Reese Everson with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation accused the representative this December of sexually harassing her. Scott confirmed that Everson had worked for him in November. Everson said she was “wrongfully terminated,” “blackballed and blacklisted” after the harassment.”
Rep. Michael San Nicolas (D-GU)– According to Govtrack.us “In 2019, San Nicolas was alleged to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a staff member, converted campaign funds to personal use and/or accepted improper or excessive campaign contributions.” San Nicolas is a Non-Voting Representative of the US Territory of Guam.
Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA)– Hill, a first-term Democrat from California, resigned after she was accused of having sexual relationships with multiple staffers. RedState broke the story, reporting”Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.”