State Senate Candidate Calls for Transparency in State House Sexual Harassment Complaints in Wake of Kavanaugh Hearings
Acton- State Senate Candidate, Margaret Busse is calling for more transparency in the investigation of sexual harassment complaints made against legislators and State House staff. Presently, settlements of complaints are maintained in secrecy.
“In the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, it is crystal clear that we need complete transparency in matters of personal safety in government.” stated Margaret Busse, candidate for state senate from the Middlesex Worcester District. “Our legislature, and my opponent Jamie Eldridge, are hiding cases settled, that contain credible accusations of sexual misconduct, from public scrutiny.”
“Mr. Eldridge, and his colleagues, have created a virtual “Sanctuary State House” on Beacon Hill, where complaints can be swept under the rug and pay off victims out of a secret slush fund managed by majority leadership that shields people from accountability to the public.” concluded Busse. “When elected, I will address this.”