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Sarah Palin On Sexual Harassment: ‘People Know I’m Probably Packing’

Sarah Palin talked about sexual harassment, and said she isn't a victim because people know she's carrying a gun.

Washington, DC – Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, told an MSNBC that she’s no sexual harassment victim.

Palin was at the Capitol for a meeting with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), according to The Hill, when she was stopped by the reporter and asked about sexual harassment.

She said that she has not personally experienced sexual harassment because people know that she has a weapon.

“I think a whole lot of people know I’m probably packing so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”

“I don’t mean to be lighthearted, this is a serious issue. It really stinks for women in the workplace that for too long, men have thought they can get away with that old-school thinking that it’s okay to belittle and harass women.”

Palin’s remarks came hours after allegations of sexual assault were made against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) by radio anchor Leeann Tweeden. The assault was alleged to have occurred in 2006, and was the first sexual harassment allegation against a sitting senator.

Similar incidents have been reported in Hollywood, with more still being reported.

Several lawmakers have come now forward with allegations of sexual harassment that have occurred on Capitol Hill as well.

Two female lawmakers introduced legislation this week to overhaul Congressional policies that deal with sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act (ME TOO Congress) was written by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and would require sexual harassment awareness training and revise the process available for staffers to file complaints, according to The Hill.

Palin said, “It’s not a partisan issue. When we see this happening today, I think it leads to a lot of questions about what standards are going to be applied to whom.

She said that people should be careful of potentially false allegations as more and more victims come forward.

“The floodgates are really open right now. That could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person.

GinnyReed - November Sat, 2017

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