“I think there’s a great reluctance to finger a member because there’s this fear that one’s career in the Capitol will be over if you come out,” said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), who as a staffer experienced harassment on Capitol Hill in the 1970s.
“There’s an extra burden for a staffer to come forward on Capitol Hill right now if they’re still working in the building.”…
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), the vice chairwoman of the House Democratic caucus, told the Associated Press that a male colleague, who is no longer in Congress, repeatedly ogled her and touched her inappropriately on the House floor. She added that another current male lawmaker, who she has since learned to avoid, tried to proposition her.
She did not name either men, telling the Associated Press that “I just don’t think it would be helpful” to name the harasser who still serves in Congress.