A sexual harassment accusation by a former junior staffer lodged against Congressman Pat Meehan, and the settlement paid to her out of taxpayer money, is causing a stir in his suburban district. Some political operatives believe that his seat could be in play this spring.
While the Republican Congressman denies the harassment claim, the House Ethics Committee will look into the matter. House Speaker Paul Ryan has directed the Congressman to reimburse any taxpayer funds used in the settlement, which reportedly was funded from Meehan’s office budget.
Delaware County Democratic Committee Chair David Landau is calling on Meehan to end his re-election campaign immediately.