Senators Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mazie Hirono have lent their voices to the #MeToo social media movement, as they told their stories of sexual harassment on “Meet the Press,” – a trend that started after the many allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light.
- Sen. McCaskill, while working on getting a bill out of committee in the state legislature, was asked “did you bring your kneepads?” when she approached the Missouri Speaker of the House for advice.
- When Sen. Heitkamp was North Dakota Attorney General, she spoke out against domestic violence. At one event, a law enforcement official told her: “Listen here, men will always beat their wives, and you can’t stop them.”
- Sen. Hirono said: “I’ve been propositioned by teachers, by my colleagues, and, you know, you name it.”