Fox News host Laura Ingraham called out perverted lawmakers in Congress and said that if things are going to get done in Congress and legislation is going to get passed, then she suggests that “old timers do the decent thing and begin to retire,” reports The Hill.”
“We need the old timers to do the decent thing and begin to retire” – Laura Ingraham makes a case for term limits on Capitol Hill pic.twitter.com/SdErmuJVyo
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On Ingraham’s show, she claims she is tired of seeing representatives only look out for their best interests and thinks that the ones who have been in office for too long have lost touch with their constituents:
“‘They’re just looking to cover themselves, and representatives, well, they settle into their positions of power and year after year, term after term, they tune out their constituents. And pretty soon, they’re taking orders from the swamp rather than the people,’ she said.”
Ingraham also is talking about the recent lawmakers who have been accused of sexual misconduct between coworkers or other women. She believes they are old enough now to step down and let a younger generation take over:
“‘John Conyers [Jr.] is the most potent example. The congressman — who has just been charged this week with sexual harassment by two women so far in two days — is 88 years old. He has held his congressional seat for 52 years,’ she continued, referring to the Democratic congressman from Michigan.”
It was recently released that Conyers had taken part in a settlement with a former female employee who accused him of sexual misconduct in order to avoid litigation in 2015.
“My office resolved the allegations — with an express denial of liability — in order to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation,” Conyers said in a statement.
“There are statutory requirements of confidentiality that apply to both the employee and me regarding this matter,” he continued.
The corruption doesn’t stop with Conyers or Sen. Al Franken either. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) revealed earlier this month that the House has paid out $15 million in harassment settlements over more than a decade, though a spokesperson later clarified that figure does not only account for sexual harassment claims.
Ingraham has the right idea in mind. In order for the swamp to be finally drained, the older generation in the Senate needs to give way to the young so we can hopefully push past differences and actually start making a difference.