60 Plus Association Chairman and Founder Jim Martin issued the following statement, urging grassroots support for H.R. 4494, the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act:
Americans were shocked to learn that victims of sexual harassment in the halls of Congress were receiving hush money to keep quiet after harassment by Members of Congress and congressional leadership staff. This shock turned to outrage upon learning that taxpayer money was being used to fund these hush money payments.
That is why I and dozens of other conservative leaders are urging our individual constituents to contact their Members of Congress and demand passage of the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This bi-partisan bill, introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), would end the secrecy surrounding sexual harassment on Capitol Hill and end the use of taxpayer money to pay off the victims of harassment.
Working with other conservative groups, we have established a way for citizens to contact their congressional representatives and make their voice heard on this appalling practice. We’re urging our 60 Plus supporters to join this grassroots movement to bring an end to sexual harassment in Congress by visiting https://www.notaxesforhushmoney.com today.
This is not about Republicans or Democrats; this is about simple human dignity, accountability and good governance. The time for action is now.