Ever since the New York Times report nearly two months ago that Hollywood mogul #Harvey Weinstein had amassed decades of sexual harassment allegations, multiple people — mostly women — have come forward to share their own stories. (When the story first broke, Weinstein initially told the Times, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”)
These stories transcend industries and professions, and politics is no exception. In the weeks since the story broke, both the Republican and Democratic party have been rocked by allegations of harassment as women detail their treatment from prominent politicians.
The Alabama Senate race that once seemed like a lock for Republicans is now up in the air, and Congress has mandated sexual harassment training.
Here are the politicians on the national stage — who have served, are serving, or are currently to serve in any branch of federal government — accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct since the Weinstein story broke.