The Scramble: Elizabeth Esty Says She Failed To Protect Her Staff
U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty apologized?Thursday? ?for failing to dismiss? Tony Baker, her former Chief of Staff, after learning that Anna Kain, a former aide who once dated Baker, filed serious allegationsagainst him for sexual harassment and death threats.
Instead, she signed a non-disclosure agreement with Baker that included multiple secrecy provisions, a draft recommendation letter that got him a job with Sandy Hook Promise, and severance pay.
In the era of #MeToo, why does sexual harassment in Congress continue to be a problem?
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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.