In the Media: Vanessa Tyson on Sexual Harassment in the Senate


U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington

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Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson was quoted by NBC in an article about recent efforts to change the culture of sexual harassment in the Senate. A March 28 letter from female senators to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demands action to reform the secretive decades-old system for handling sexual harassment claims on Capitol Hill. Tyson comments on why the issue has been shunted to the background for so long.