According to AmericanNews:
Yet another Democrat, this one on the House Committee on Natural Resources, has been accused of sexually harassing a female staffer and using taxpayer money to pay the woman off. Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva is being accused of being often drunk at work, and creating a hostile work environment.
The secret deal with a former female staffer was revealed by The Washington Times on Monday. The payout was negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, the body’s attorney, and cost taxpayers $48,395.
The settlement, however, may have violated House rules, The Times reported. It’s against House rules for a lawmaker to retain “an employee who does not perform duties for the offices of the employing authority commensurate with the compensation such employee receives.”
Grijalva’s payout also should have been handed over in a lump sum, as opposed to monthly installments, according to the Times. The taxpayers had to foot the bill on a 5 month severance package for this woman, because another democrat couldn’t keep his hands off a co worker.
“On the advice of House Employment Counsel, I provided a severance package to a former employee who resigned,” Grijalva told The Times in a statement.
“The severance did not include the Office of Compliance and at no time was any assertion of lewd behavior made, and no inappropriate behavior happened,” Grijalva said.
“Under the terms of the assention, had there been an affirmation of inappropriate behavior, the representative would have been allowed to report it,” he said. “Deplorably, for me to give any further points of interest on this issue would damage the assention.”
After only 3 months at work, Grijalva made this young lady’s life at work so insufferable she expected to leave and undermined to sue. I think that its difficult to trust that Grijalva did nothing incorrectly here, those democrats feel weak at the knees over the female staff members.