HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Disgraced former congress...

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:38 PM

Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won't repay $84K sexual harassment settlement

Source: ABC News

Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 sexual harassment settlement funded by taxpayers.

Farenthold told a Corpus Christi, Texas talk radio station Monday that he’s accepted a position as a “legislative liaison” at the Calhoun Port Authority, previously known as the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort. Farenthold’s hiring announcement was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

...snip...

“I’m a private citizen now, so I’m not commenting about my employment,” Farenthold said.

Farenthold then made clear that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 taxpayer settlement stemming from a 2014 complaint by a former congressional aide alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/disgraced-congressman-blake-farenthold-wont-repay-84k-sexual

7 replies, 1798 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won't repay $84K sexual harassment settlement (Original post)
brooklynite May 2018 OP
sandensea May 2018 #1
Bob Loblaw May 2018 #5
Ilsa May 2018 #2
unblock May 2018 #3
riversedge May 2018 #4
More_Cowbell May 2018 #6
Marcuse May 2018 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:40 PM

1. The very image of today's GOP.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:28 PM

5. Fat, drunk and stupid

is no way to go through life son.

-- Dean Vernon Wormer (Animal House)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Don't let the RePigs ever forget it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 04:45 PM

3. thanks to donnie weakening the restrictions on lobbying....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:25 PM

4. creep!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:21 PM

6. They should garnish his wages

Until it's paid back. So much for the party of "personal responsibility."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:51 PM

7. He apparently does not know he is still a public officer now working for the taxpayers of Texas.

I’m a private citizen now, so I’m not commenting about my employment,” Farenthold said.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread