More than 50 Hill staffers and lawmakers have come forward to reveal they have experienced sexual harassment while working in Congress, telling CNN that there is an unwritten “creep list” circulating among staffers of male lawmakers known for unwanted or inappropriate sexual behavior.
CNN reports that two congressmen from California and Texas were independently singled out by multiple people:
More than half a dozen interviewees independently named one California congressman for pursuing female staffers; another half dozen pointed to a Texas congressman for engaging in inappropriate behavior. CNN is not naming either of those lawmakers because the stories are unverified.
One former House aide said that many men “have no self-control” around their female colleagues.
“Amongst ourselves, we know,” a former Senate aide said told CNN, referring to sexual harassers and their behavior. “There is a certain code amongst us, we acknowledge among each other what occurs.”
Last week, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution requiring mandatory sexual harassment training for Senators and their staffs.