Home Majority Chief Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., says it is time for the general public to know which members had been concerned in settling sexual harassment claims with taxpayer cash. It was revealed this week that since 2008, the home paid almost $200,000 to settle such accusations in opposition to unnamed members’ workplaces.
“I personally consider sure,” McCarthy stated when requested if he thought each a kind of taxpayer-funded settlements must be made public.
Requested whether or not he thinks that can lead to members of Congress not operating for re-election or resigning their seats, McCarthy responded, “I feel you see that taking place proper now.”
McCarthy seems on this week’s “The Takeout” podcast with CBS Information Chief White Home correspondent Main Garrett and political director Steve Chaggaris.
The Home majority chief was additionally requested if he agrees with the 50 % of American voters who, in a Quinnipiac ballot this week, stated they suppose President Trump ought to resign due to sexual allegations that had been levied in opposition to him previous to him changing into president.
“No. … I feel folks ought to have due course of,” stated McCarthy. “I see what individuals are saying, however I feel lots of that is being pushed politically. Is there one thing the president has achieved as president, carry it ahead. Take a look at it that method.”
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