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Sheila Jackson Lee steps down from Judiciary Committee over allegations she covered up a sexual assault

January 23, 2019

  If you get your news from the mainstream media you might not know this but Sheila Jackson Lee might be in a little bit of hot water. Last week she was accused, in a lawsuit, of firing a former female employee as retribution for that employee filing a sexual assault case against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. (The original Buzzfeed article calls it a rape but we know how unreliable they are…)

  While the mainstream media might be giving her a free pass Sheila Jackson Lee is starting to feel the pressure and today we learned she was forced to step down from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and, at least for the time being, from her precious  House Judiciary Committee chairmanship.

  Here is more:

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, facing fallout from a lawsuit claiming she fired an aide who said she was sexually assaulted by a supervisor at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, said on Wednesday she had decided to resign as the foundation’s chairwoman.

Ms. Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat in her 13th term, also stepped aside temporarily from an important House Judiciary subcommittee chairmanship, the committee said.

Ms. Jackson Lee made the decision to step aside from both roles as pressure was growing within her own party to account for the claims in a Jan. 11 lawsuit brought by a woman who worked in her congressional office and who said she was sexually assaulted by a Black Caucus Foundation supervisor. 

  Sheila Jackson Lee is denying she fired the woman as retaliation however in today’s day and age a person is no longer innocent until proven guilty but rather once a charge is made it is up to the accused to disprove it. We have seen this many times with Republicans so it is hard to feel sorry for the situation she now finds herself in. Not to mention the fact that we have learned over the last two years that whenever a woman makes a claim of sexual harassment she is always to be believed with no questions asked so it looks to me like Sheila Jackson Lee already has two strikes against her… 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2019 8:41 am

    When we look back, she may seem tame compared to what we are looking at on the other committees. I am waiting to hear her replacements.
    Four radicals were appointed to the House Oversight, the Muslims to Foreign Affairs. All those closed classified briefings,all that there will be to tel.

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    • January 24, 2019 8:53 pm

      You are right about that! We could end up longing for the days when we had Democrats like Sheila Jackson Lee the way the party is going!

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