Speier: Congress 'is not a frat house'

In the wake of a video showing a freshman Republican congressman kissing a staff member, Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month Overnight Defense: VA pick breezes through confirmation hearing | House votes to move on defense bill negotiations | Senate bill would set 'stringent' oversight on North Korea talks Overnight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said she would introduce legislation requiring all members and staff to undergo sexual harassment training.

"This is the Congress of the United States of America. This is the House of Representatives of the United States of America," Speier said on the House floor. "This is not a frat House."

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Speier spoke one day after Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) admitted he kissed his scheduler. McAllister on Monday asked for forgiveness, but has also said he does not plan to resign from his seat.

Speier said these incidents happen to members of both parties, and said members and staff both need training to avoid future incidents.

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