SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — “We have a whisper network you all know it. Because what everybody here knows is we have rapists here in this building. We have molesters among us,” said Christine Pelosi.

The head of the California Democratic Party’s Women’s Caucus says no one knows about those alleged abusers, because of a deficient system for reporting harassment.

“Isn’t that problematic,” said Vince Fong.

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The problem, Assemblyman Vince Fong says, is the Capitol’s human resources department doesn’t record complaints of harassment involving current lawmakers.

Human resources administrators confirmed cases of misconduct are kept secret.

“Those records may have existed they don’t exist,” said one administrator.

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The hearing comes two days after Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, resigned. He was accused by seven staffers of groping and unwanted advances.

State Sen. Tony Mendoza was stripped of his leadership positions at the state’s powerful banking committee. His former interns say he behaved inappropriately at work-related outings.

One of them, just 19 at the time, shared her story with lawmakers.

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“I did not report my situation what happened to me for a variety of reasons. My age. The fact that I was an intern. Fear of what it could do to my future career prospects,” said former intern Jennifer Kwart.

That fear of retaliation also stopped Sacramento Lobbyist Pamela Lopez from coming forward with her painful experience, until recently.

“I was forcibly pushed into a bathroom before a powerful colleague who in this case happens to be a lawmaker and began masturbating,” she recalled.

The details are graphic, but she tells the story over and over, in hopes of inspiring other women.

“The time is now to step forward so they can be a part of changing our culture,” said Lopez.

Some lawmakers say the only way to do that is by identifying those so-called perpetrators.

“Enforcers and enablers in this building,” said Pelosi.

What’s unclear is whether those women will name names.

What is clear, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they’re committed to fixing the flawed system.

The next hearing is set for in January when we’ll hear recommendations for change.

Comments (35)
  1. Zeke Bleeker says:

    Somebody told me that “rules for radicals” by alinsky talks about accusing your opponents of what you yourself (the “radical”) in fact do. I guess that explains the leftists’ “Republican war on women” sanctimony. The hypocrisy is at obscene levels.

    1. Zeke Bleeker says:

      … I guess the leftist “radicals” don’t adhere to the “do not bear false witness” commandment. They don’t adhere to morality on much of anything, I guess … just self-serving BS.

      PS, this commenting system is buggy.

    2. Dave Truicki says:

      Liberals have perfected this technique to an art, for decades. Name any scandal they’ve accused Repubes of and, they are found out to be employing the very illegality. “Russian Collusion” is the just the most-recent one.

  2. And they seem to all be arrogant liberals. Own that fail Pelosi.

  3. Nancy Pelosi stood up for the serial sexual predator Bill Clinton for years. Her daughter is just as rotten to the core as mommy dearest.

  4. “What is clear, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they’re committed to fixing the flawed system.”

    No. What is clear is both sides of the aisle are committed to keeping hidden past sexual misconduct. Whether they make a genuine effort to “fix the flawed system” for future crimes remains to be seen.

  5. Oh holy hell!! Another Pelosi? Look no further than your mother, dearie. She aided and pushed the Clinton crime family (and rapist Bill) and defended John Conyers until she got nailed by everyone for it.

  6. Yep, California, the land of “The War on Women” mantra. #StayWoke and remember, #BLM. #BringBackOurGirls hubba hubba!

  7. More Draining the Swamp…Go Trump….MAGA

  8. Jim Clifford says:

    “The head of the California Democratic Party’s Women’s Caucus says no one knows about those alleged abusers, because of a deficient system for reporting harassment.”

    I’m sorry Miss Pelosi … you dim bulb, but YOU, in particular, do not get to throw sh*t over the fence anonymously. Your mother and your name alone offers you the very definition of protection against backlash …. yet, you choose to empower the offenders.

  9. Pete Dosado says:

    Waiting for abuse allegations against women politicians to be leveled by other women and men!

  10. John Douglas says:

    So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re rapin’ everybody out here.”

  11. Dave Truicki says:

    OMG !! There’s another Pelosi ?!?!

  12. Dave LaSorte says:

    Another Pelosi… A second-generation professional rent-seeker, who’s been financially RAPING California citizens FOR YEARS!!!

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