CNN host Dana Bash stated Wednesday that Capitol Hill is a “boys club” and a “bastion” of sexual harassment.
Bash opened CNN’s “Inside Politics,” by stating, “It’s hardly a secret that Capitol Hill has long been a boys club, a bastion also, for sexual harassment.”
“The Harvey Weinstein effect is finally reaching Capitol Hill and lawmakers are starting to speak out and make long overdue moves to address it. Last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would require all aides and staffers to undergo harassment training — something that frankly has been done by the private sector for years. And this afternoon, a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a new bill that would make it easier for congressional staffers to report harassment,” she said.
Bash also played a clip of Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stating, “There is a serious sexual harassment problem in Congress and too many congressional offices are not taking this problem seriously at all. The inadequate policies that are in place today about sexual harassment in Congress make it very difficult for victims to actually come forward, report incidents and seek justice.”