The slush fund that was found to be set aside for those Congress members who were “Men Behaving Badly” was not only a seriously illegal fund, but it was morally wrong on so many levels, as these Congressmen were ensuring that their terrible treatment of women was being backed up by the faith and credit of the American taxpayer!
The fund was a special, secret fund that Congressmen knew about (and perhaps even Congresswomen knew as well) and used liberally whenever their elevated status called on them to cheat on a spouse, harass a female staffer, or just be plain rude. These were used as “hush” money and the taxpayers weren’t even privy to their antics.
Now, an investigative report has uncovered another slush fund that is being used as well for hush money. Representative Raul Grijalva, who has been acting as if he was appalled by the behavior of Donald Trump and his policies for illegal aliens, has been keeping a huge secret…one that involves excess amounts of alcohol and parties in his Congressional office so hedonistic as to force a three-month employee to beg out. Rather than allow word of his misbehavior getting out, he paid her $50K to shut her mouth!
The Political Insider:
Taxpayers aren’t just footing the bill for handsy congressmen – they’re also picking up the tab for drunken debauchery.
The Washington Times has an explosive story on a secret slush fund that’s used to paper over the juvenile misbehavior of erratic lawmakers. The report focuses on Democratic congressman Raul M. Grijalva, an outspoken proponent of amnesty.
It turns out that Grijalva doesn’t just like shilling for illegals – he enjoys imbibing now and again and apparently creating a ruckus in his own congressional office. It’s so bad, in fact, that a former staffer felt unsafe in the alcohol-soaked environment and had to leave.
The staffer was so adamant about exiting the hostile work environment that she threatened a lawsuit. That’s when the hush money came – courtesy of you and me and every taxpayer in the country. The disgruntled employee was paid a generous severance package to be on her aggrieved way.
From the story: “While the Office of Compliance has been the focus of outrage on Capitol Hill for hush-money payouts in sexual harassment cases, the Grijalva payout points to another office that lawmakers can use to sweep accusations under the rug with taxpayer-funded settlements negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, which acts as the attorney for all House offices. The employment counsel negotiated a deal for taxpayers to give $48,395 — five additional months’ salary — to the female aide, who left her job after three months. She didn’t pursue the hostile workplace complaint further.”
Well, at least he didn’t sexually harass her, right?
Regardless, it sounds like Grijalva’s partying ways aren’t fit for a congressional office. The employee who threatened legal action left the job after only three months. Lord knows that kind of shenanigans she witnessed in that short period.
And, of course, Grijalva is one of the crazed lawmakers demanding that President Trump be removed from office for being unfit to lead. This, coming from a guy who can’t stop his own congressional office from being a carnival of hedonistic horrors for young female staffers.
Hypocrites look like angels next to Grijalva.
If female members of Congress are not speaking out on these funds, it could be a sign that they are afraid of the repercussions. Cokie Roberts, who has been a political commentator on TV and radio for decades, admitted that she knew for a very long time not to share an elevator with Representative John Conyers!
It this is where we’re going as a nation, why haven’t more people been speaking out before this? If the slush funds still exist, why are they not shut down right this moment? This is definitely a wake-up call for Conservative Christians and needs to be a rallying cry in upcoming elections. As for Grijalva: Adios.
Source: The Political Insider