Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has said that he is furious, “fed up and fired up” over reports that close to $17 million of taxpayer money has been used to settle sexual misconduct allegations and other cases in Congress.
“Over $17 million of YOUR money has been paid as hush money to victims of people in Congress who created a secret slush fund for their sexual sins. Let that sink in a minute,” Huckabee wrote on his website on Monday.
“We have to assume that many of those who preyed upon staff members or others are still strutting around the Capitol. But it’s not enough that they have gotten away with sexual harassment and perhaps assault,” he added.
“It’s that they used YOUR money — not theirs — to pay the victims settlements so they would stay quiet and go away. It’s not the victims who need to shut up and go away!”
In November it was reported that more than $17 million has been paid out by Congress in settlements concerning sexual harassment, discrimination and other cases over a 20 year period between 1997 to 2017.
SOURCE: Stoyan Zaimov