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 SpeierFemale House Dems urge Senate to delay Kavanaugh testimony for FBI investigation Election Countdown: Kavanaugh allegations put GOP in tough spot | Republicans start to pull plug on candidates | Dems get early start in Iowa | O'Rourke defends Cruz after protesters interrupt dinner | Why Biden is the Democrat GOP most fears Dems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage 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."


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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