When U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty was confronted with irrefutable evidence that her chief of staff was abusive toward a female staff member whom he had dated, Rep. Esty had a chance to do the right thing and show him the door. Instead, she kept him on the public payroll for months, negotiated a severance using taxpayer funds, and wrote a glowing recommendation for him. Hartford Courant‘s powerful editorial called on congresswoman Elizabeth Esty to resign. My democratic colleagues in the state legislature are calling on congresswoman Elizabeth Esty to resign. The congresswoman’s behavior is unacceptable. We need to send the message, loud and clear, that there will be ZERO tolerance for women who are mistreated in the workplace. We need to walk the talk.
Congresswoman do the right thing; By stepping down.