Harrington: ‘We’re Basically Paying to Cover Up’ Harassment in Congress

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Washington Free Beacon staff writer Elizabeth Harrington appeared on Fox Business Wednesday to talk about the sexual harassment and assault scandals roiling Hollywood and now Capitol Hill.

On the subject of sexual harassment suits in Congress, Harrington argued against using taxpayer funds to defend those accused of sexual misconduct. She pointed to the millions of dollars spent on sexual harassment violations in Congress and said Americans should not be expected to foot the bill.

"We're basically paying to cover up this behavior," Harrington said.

"I think [Republican Sen.] Lindsey Graham is right, he came out and said these members need to be named," she said. "And I think absolutely they should pay it back, whoever these members were over the past 15 years that have been using taxpayer funding to silence women or young men."

Harrington called for congressional action to deal with the issue.

"Congress needs to fix this and not allow this to continue," she added.

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