Lawmakers say some in Congress are harassers, new policies may be needed

“There is no place for sexual harassment in our society, period, and especially in the Congress,” said Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, Mississippi’s 3rd District congressman and chairman of the House Administration Committee.

Sexual harassment is a national problem, and “Congress is not immune from this issue,’’ he said.

“This is not a political or partisan issue. This has bipartisan support to make sure this type of behavior is not tolerated in the future,’’ he said. “I can’t go back and undo what may have happened in the past, but we can sure make it clear that this type of behavior — sexual harassment — will not be tolerated. It’s not going to take place in the future without, I think, serious consequences.’’

Clarion Ledger