Former DCCC staffer ignored calls and emails from House Ethics Committee as it investigated congressman
Former Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen’s pursuit of women was “relentless” and sometimes included women he interacted with professionally, the House Ethics Committee concluded in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Congressional campaign workers who have experienced sexual harassment and want to hold their harassers accountable face a rocky path, according to a scathing editorial by a staffer who was the target of persistent unwanted sexual advances by former Rep. Ruben Kihuen.
“Campaign staff members who are being mistreated seemingly have no options other than either risk their careers and financial stability by quitting, or stay on a campaign and endure abuse,” wrote Samantha Register, a former staffer on the Democrat’s 2016 primary campaign, in the Nevada Independent this week.