(Washington, DC) Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is making waves by linking women's clothing to sexual harassment.
"Politico" reports Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur told colleagues this week that revealing clothes worn by staff members invites harassment. The Toledo Democrat made the comment while pressing for a stricter dress code on Capitol Hill during a caucus meeting.
Politico quotes Kaptur as saying she saw a woman "with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor” and "maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military (have) a dress code."
Kaptur later issued a statement to clarify that women aren't to blame for lewd treatment, but rules of decorum are necessary. In that statement, the Congresswoman said she never meant to imply that women are to blame for harassment they may experience.
The 71-year-old Kaptur has served in Congress since 1983 and is the longest serving member of the Ohio Capitol Hill delegation.