Deseret News
Letter to the Editor

Rep. Mia Love is quoted in the Dec. 2 issue of the Deseret News as being "outraged" by the use of taxpayer money being used to settle sexual harassment cases in Congress. She should be outraged, as should every tax-paying citizen. Members of Congress already place themselves above their constituents by exempting themselves from laws they impose on the rest of us. Now we learn they are using taxpayer funds to cover their bad behavior. According to the article, the funds for these payments come from a "little-known" congressional account. One must wonder how many other "little-known" accounts exist at the expense of the taxpayer. Reps. Love and Chris Stewart should combine the bills they are separately sponsoring to put an end to all the provisions of this practice. They should also demand that Rep. Farenthold repay $84,000 in taxpayer funds used to settle a sexual harassment claim against his former communications director.

Ralph Boren

Taylorsville