Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a member of the House Ethics Committee who has positioned himself as a leader in fighting sexual harassment, used taxpayer money to settle his own sexual misconduct case, according to a report in the New York Times on Saturday. Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican, used thousands of dollars from an office account to settle a complaint from a former aide who said he made unwanted romantic overtures to her. The aide, who was decades younger than the now 62-year-old Meehan, said that he professed his romantic desires for her in person and in a letter; when she did not reciprocate, he grew hostile. Meehan, who is married and a father of three, is currently serving his third term in Congress and is a member of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ethics Committee.

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Although the OOC's report doesn't distinguish how many sexual harassment complaints have been settled in the past decade, journalists have unearthed settlements reached by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), and former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) totaling roughly $211,000.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-20 04:23 PM | Reply

So why hasn't this turd resigned?

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-20 05:21 PM | Reply

He needs to complete 3 terms inorder to collect a pension.

#3 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-20 06:12 PM | Reply

An inspector general should be assigned to look at the spending of every member of congress starting with the ethics committee. The bill under consideration in the HOR to deal with harassment should have very, very stiff penalties that always includes a referral to the DC police, censorship, repayment of government funds, a demand to resign and a partial or complete loss of a congressional pension depending on the severity of the infraction.

#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-21 05:42 AM | Reply

Meehan has a nicely gerrymandered district so an electoral defeat would be the result of a great deal of work. I'm sure the women in his district will be a bit ashamed to choose this guy in November, but if the choice is a harasser and a Dem, well hmmm...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-21 09:07 AM | Reply

He MUST be guilty; after all, that is the "Clinton Standard" that the GOP and especially Trumpvoters© held both Bill and Hillary Clinton to! (GOP Clinton Standard: Clinton settled the case, so therefore he and his wife both must have been guilty)

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-21 12:02 PM | Reply

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