Well, in not-so-surprising news, the Democrat lawmaker who created the “unfair impeachment” rules is a rule breaker himself – and a perverted criminal.
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The House Rules Committee vice-chair is Alcee Hastings from Florida, and he has a nasty habit of breaking the rules on a regular basis.
Hastings has been caught employing his own girlfriend in his congressional office, which is a direct violation of House rules.
The Palm Beach Post conducted an investigation into Hastings and discovered that the top-ranking Democrat rule-maker has been violating House rules by allegedly maintaining a relationship and even cohabitating with one of his staffers.
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Hmmm. Didn’t Katie Hill just resign for something similar to this?
“Hastings, 83, has employed a disbarred lawyer, Patricia Williams, on his congressional staff since at least 2000. She has been paid nearly $3 million in taxpayer-funded salary since that time,” the outlet reported Thursday.
“Property records show Williams and Hastings bought a $700,000 house together near Boynton Beach in 2017.”
When questioned about this incredible purchase, Hastings seemed to dismiss the Post’s concerns about potential ethics violations.
“However it looks, it’s been looking like that for 25 years,” he reportedly said.
It’s not clear whether there’s ever before in American history been a case of a congressman and his staffer purchasing a home together.
What’s known is that last year the then-GOP-led House-passed “new rules barring members of Congress from having a sexual relationship with a member of his or her staff” and decreed that anyone who violated the new rules could face potential expulsion.
“A Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not engage in a sexual relationship with any employee of the House who works under the supervision of the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, or who is an employee of a committee on which the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner serves,” the House’s updated code of conduct reads.
The only exception is for married couples. Hastings and his alleged paramour are not married.
But it gets even worse. Hastings is actually accused of sexual harassment and is one of the lawmakers who used taxpayer dollars to pay off his victim – $200K to be exact.
The allegations against Hastings, a 26-year congressional veteran, meanwhile, extend beyond the latest matter involving his staffer. Nine years ago, a congressional staffer who worked on the U.S. Helsinki Commission accusing then-commission chairman Hastings of sexual harassment.
“[The victim] alleged that she ‘was forced to endure’ repeated ‘unwelcome sexual advances, crude sexual comments and unwelcome touching’ by Hastings,” NBC News revealed in a report on sexual harassment two years ago.
“In describing the incidents, [she] alleged that Hastings had hugged her multiple times, sometimes in front of witnesses at public events, pressing his whole body against her, and his face to her face. [She] also claimed that after she complained to the commission’s staff director, she was subject to threats of retaliation by both the director and Hastings himself, including ‘threats of termination.’”
Three years later, Congress used taxpayer funds to provide the victim with a $220,000 settlement payment. [Bizpacreview]
I don't trust democrats with our taxpayer money:
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And believe it or not, it actually gets worse. This man, Mr. Hastings was actually impeached himself bac in 1989 for accepting a $150K bribe.
But as horrific as this sounds, it’s not the worst of the congressman’s antics. Prior to joining Congress in 2013, he worked for ten years as a district judge – up until he was impeached from office in 1989 for having accepted a $150,000 bribe.
Here’s the kicker: The attorney who represented him during the impeachment hearings was Williams, i.e., his current alleged girlfriend.
“Before she was disbarred for misusing client funds, Williams represented Hastings in the 1980s when Hastings was impeached and removed from his position as a U.S. District Court judge,” the Post confirmed. “After he won a seat in the House in 1992, he hired Williams, who is listed by LegiStorm as his deputy district director.”
Apparently, Hastings’ beau is just as corrupt as him. [Bizpacreeview]
This is the man writing the rules that will govern the impeachment of a duly elected President of the United States. A perverted criminal. Absolutely disgusting.
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