Rep. Elizabeth Etsy to Retire After Staffer Accused of Threats, Abuse

Rep. Elizabeth Etsy
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Rep. Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT) announced in a Facebook post on Monday that she will not seek reelection after reports revealed that she kept a staffer on her payroll after learning about an abuse accusation against him.

Etsy said in a Facebook post:

I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election. Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better.

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