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Rep says Congress paid out $15M to silence sex harassment victims

The US congresswoman who testified that current members of Congress are known sex harassers said Tuesday night that $15 million in hush money has been paid to accusers.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that the millions have been doled out to alleged victims harassment from congressional members over the past decade.

“There is about 15 million dollars that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last 10, 15 years,” Speier told the network.

She did not disclose what members of Congress have been accused of sexual misconduct.

Also during her testimony, Speier didn’t name the two current members who are accused of impropriety — except that one is a Republican and the other a Democrat.

“There are two members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment,” said Speier.

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