Taxpayers Paid Whopping Sum To Settle Sexual Harassment Case Against Florida Democrat Congressman

Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Joshua Caplan
December 8, 2017

Another Democrat lawmaker is embroiled in a sex scandal and guess who paid to settle the allegations? You! Next up is Congressman Alcee L. Hastings. The Treasury Department paid a whopping $220,000 to settle sexual harassment claims against the Florida lawmaker.

That’s nearly one-quarter of a million dollars.

Roll Call reports:

“Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked. […]

“Until this evening, I had not seen the settlement agreement between the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and Ms. Packer,” the congressman said in a statement Friday night. “This matter was handled solely by the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made.” […]

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