Just a thought experiment, of course. Imagine. Consider the hypothetical alternate reality.
A longtime aide to Sen. Kamala Harris resigned Wednesday after the Sacramento Bee asked him about a 2016 harassment lawsuit he settled for $400,000.
The lawsuit was filed by the former executive assistant for Larry Wallace on Dec. 30, 2016, when he was working at the California Department of Justice under then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, the Bee reported. Harris, a Democrat, had just been elected to the Senate and was preparing to begin her work in Washington.
O California. Such a Leftist haven for liberal misbehavior, opportunism and embarrassing displays of hypocrisy. Not to worry, though. Democratic corruption is rendered oblique when it comes to peering news coverage.
But if Larry was Ivan we’d hear every lurid detail of his physical manipulations to get women under his desk. Seriously.
In her suit against the state Department of Justice, Danielle Hartley alleged that Wallace, a former Oakland police detective, “harassed and demeaned” her during her time as his assistant, which began in 2011, the Bee reported. She said he placed his printer under his desk and would ask her to get on her hands and knees to replace the paper or the ink on a daily basis.
Hartley claimed that Wallace often asked her to replace the paper in front of other male employees at the Division of Law Enforcement, according to the Bee. When she asked Wallace to move the printer, he refused.
In the typical manner of back-room high-level politics of the scoundrel, Californian Dems never fail to disappoint. But this is California, with all its attendant Leftism for the Masses which seeps into every nook of our life here. Dems and other mouthpieces of the Left are given a free (or 50) pass. What would have been spun into the Scandal of the Century for Donald Trump merely becomes roadside detritus here in the Golden State.
The California Department of Justice denied Hartley’s claims, but Xavier Becerra, who was appointed to replace Harris, settled the lawsuit on May 16, 2017, for $400,000, the Bee reported. As part of the settlement, Hartley signed a non-disclosure agreement and agreed not to apply for a job at the Department of Justice again.
After Harris became a senator, Wallace became a senior adviser in her California office.
Harris, who appears to be considering a 2020 presidential run, has been a vocal proponent of the #MeToo movement. She introduced a bill in June to address workplace sexual harassment, which included a ban on employers requiring workers to agree to non-disclosure clauses.
We can’t depend on Californian media for exposure; this is a job of the national press which frankly is no better, not when the foxes have the key.