CT Dems Call on Embattled Esty to Resign; Are Murphy, Blumenthal Next? CT Dems Call on Embattled Esty to Resign; Are Murphy, Blumenthal Next? – NTK Network

CT Dems Call on Embattled Esty to Resign; Are Murphy, Blumenthal Next?

The Connecticut congresswoman is in hot water over her failure to immediately fire an ex-chief of staff accused of abuse and harassment.

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2018 @11:00am
CT Dems Call on Embattled Esty to Resign; Are Murphy, Blumenthal Next?

On Friday, NTK Network covered bombshell reports in The Washington Post and the Connecticut Post that Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) kept an abusive ex-chief of staff on her payroll for months after she learned of some of the allegations against him.

According to new reports published near-simultaneously on Thursday night, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) helped an ex-chief of staff – who was accused of harassment, abuse, and violent threats – land a new job and receive a $5,000 severance payment.

Well, over the weekend Connecticut Democrats started to call on Esty to resign. A partial list includes the leader of Connecticut’s state Senate, Martin Looney, one of the state’s top gubernatorial contenders (Susan Bysiewicz), and not one but two candidates for attorney general in the state.

Of course, the calls Esty would hear loudest are from the two senior members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). Murphy, in particular, is friends with Esty, and used to represent the same congressional district she now represents.

For now, Blumenthal wants to hear more about the allegations. Murphy, on the other hand, is standing by Esty.

His quote, reported by The CT Mirror:

“This clearly wasn’t handled the way it should have been,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. “I talked to Elizabeth, and I’m glad she acknowledges this. Nobody working in a congressional office or any other setting should feel afraid to come to work.”

Murphy also said “protecting victims of workplace harassment needs to come first, and the rules of Congress need to change to ensure that happens.”

If Murphy or Blumenthal call on Esty to resign, though, expect it to be the beginning of the end for the vulnerable congresswoman.

Sign Up

for NTK updates every week.


View Privacy Policy