A Democrat running for office will now drop out of the race after accusations that she sexually harassed a male subordinate. It just never ends…
From Daily Wire:
It’s official: #MeToo is not partisan and it’s not sexist. A female Democratic congressional candidate has announced that she will drop out of the race for a House seat after details of a 2005 sexual harassment lawsuit emerged.
Kansas Democratic candidate Andrea Ramsey, 56, who was gunning for Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder’s 3rd District seat, announced that she is withdrawing from the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about the lawsuit in which a former male subordinate claimed she sexually harassed him and retaliated against him when he rejected her advances.
“Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources,” The Star reports. “Court documents show that the man, Gary Funkhouser, and LabOne agreed to dismiss the case permanently after mediation in 2006.”
Ramsey issued a statement on Friday denying the allegations and making clear that the Democratic Party is forcing her to withdraw.
Here’s Ramsey in her own words, per Kansas City Star:
Dear Citizens of Kansas’ Third Congressional District,
For the past six months, it has been my privilege and honor to meet folks from all walks of life in our district as we commenced our campaign, seeking to unseat Representative Kevin Yoder. I have listened to your stories, and explained why and how I would be your voice and actually represent your interests in Washington.
My sharpest contrast with Rep. Yoder is that I have led a real life, not a life calculated for photo ops and political gain. I have spoken openly about adversity, including my first husband’s struggles with addiction and his subsequent death. I have lived a full life as a health care advocate, lawyer, businesswoman, proud mom of two young adults and the wife of a retired Army Colonel who served our country in Vietnam.
When I was the head of human resources at a local company, I had to make difficult business decisions on a daily basis concerning budgets, training initiatives, compensation and benefits, workforce hiring and workforce terminations. A termination decision is always the most wrenching, because it affects not only a person’s livelihood, but also an individual’s dignity and sense of self. Sometimes employees don’t take the decision well, and do things they wouldn’t otherwise do because they are angry in that moment, seeking to retaliate.
Talk about role reversal.
Whether or not Ramsey is guilty is something we may never officially know.
However, it appears Democrats are taking this harassment charge againt her seriously. So, that says a lot.