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392397 02: A tax payer rebate check sits on a table July 25, 2001 in New York City. The U.S. government is sending out 92 million tax rebate checks over 10 weeks as part of the Bush administrations tax break. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Disgraced Democratic congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) cost taxpayers $100,000 when the Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers.

Congress has been under extra scrutiny after sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) brought to light decades’ worth of sexual harassment cases settled with taxpayer money.

Massa resigned in 2010 when he faced an ethics investigation into reports that he sexually harassed multiple people in his staff.

On today’s show, Doc shared the latest story showing why Congress needs to stop covering up sexual harassment settlements that taxpayers are paying for.

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