Conservatives Say Public Should Know Which Congressmen Used Taxpayer Funds to Pay Off Sex Harassment Victims

CNS News | 4/4/2018 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives support transparency in congressional sexual harassment claims, saying the identities of members of Congress who used taxpayer money to settle those claims should be revealed publicly.

As CNSNews.com previously reported, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) does not support naming the congressmen who used taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims in the past. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she supports revealing the names of congressmen who used taxpayer money to pay off their victims as long as the victim agrees to make it public.

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CNSNews.com asked conservatives which one they agreed with.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh told CNSNews.com he doesn’t know that he agrees with either Pelosi or Ryan. He said he thinks “full transparency’s the way to go.”

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“I’m a pretty much transparency across the board type of person, so I think they should explain where they spent every penny of it, whether someone agreed or not. If they took the money, that’s to me agreement enough that they should be willing to let people know they took taxpayer money. If they paid for money, that’s enough that they should be willing to let people know that they paid it using taxpayer money,” McIntosh said.

“This isn’t normally one of our issues. We’re focused on economic policy, but in this case, each one of these people is up for re-election, and our view is the record should be transparent and available to every voter,” he added.

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Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance had a similar response.

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, agreed with Pelosi’s response.

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