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McCaskill on Sex Harassment: 'I Learned to Avoid Elevators'

(NBC News)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 05:37 PM

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., admitted Tuesday she was the victim of sexual harassment as a Congressional intern in 1974.

According to the Washington Examiner, McCaskill said the harassment occurred on multiple occasions by multiple people.

"Well I don't know, I will tell you I interned here in college, and I was definitely sexually harassed as an intern in Congress back in the summer of 1974," she said.

"I'm not going to comment as to details of it, but suffice it to say that it happened more than once from more than one person."

McCaskill also spoke with NBC News and gave specific details of harassment she said she faced as both an intern and a freshman member of the Missouri House of Representatives.

"When I was an intern, I learned to avoid elevators because elevators were when you were captured," she said. "And so, after one unfortunate incident in the elevator, I began taking the stairs everywhere I went in the State Capitol when I was there as a college student."

It was reported Tuesday nearly 50 people have said they were sexually harassed on Capitol Hill or know someone who has been.

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According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said she was sexually harassed on multiple occasions by multiple people, starting as a Congressional intern in 1974.
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