Democrats Give Their Own a Pass on Sexual Misconduct, Again
Three-term congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced this week she would not be seeking reelection in Connecticut’s 5th District this coming November. In her statement announcing her plans to retire, Esty said, “Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should done better.”
But Esty’s case is not the first of allegations against Democrats or their staffers in Congress. Are Democrats handling this situation any better than previous? Sign up for AR Intel to find out.
Esty’s Failure To Act For Months After Violent Threat Against Aide Led To Her Unraveling
From the time U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty first learned about violent threats her chief of staff made against a former aide, two months passed before the victim was interviewed as part of an internal investigation, emails obtained by The Courant show.
Esty has told the Courant that she learned of the abuse May 6, 2016 — a day after Chief of Staff Tony Baker left former aide Anna Kain a profanity-laden voicemail in which he threatened to kill her. By early July Kain obtained a protective order from Washington, D.C., police.
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