Congress Official Investigating Sexual Harassment Accused of Sexual Harassment

You couldn’t make this up. Omar Ashmawy is a congressional staffer whose job is to investigate sexual harassment. Now he has been accused of sexual harassment. We have reached peak irony.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Congressional Staffer in Charge of Investigating Sexual Harassment Accused of Sexual Harassment

A staffer in charge of investigating ethics complaints against members of Congress has been accused of sexually harassing women.

Omar Ashmawy is the staff director and chief counsel of the Office of Congressional Ethics, the office that investigates allegations of misconduct in the House of Representatives, including allegations of sexual harassment like those levied against former Democratic Rep. John Conyers (Mich).

Before joining the Office of Congressional Ethics, Ashmawy also represented victims of sexual assault in his role as a member of the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. A Washington Post profile notes that he “defended a young female soldier whose allegation that she had been gang-raped prompted the Air Force to court martial her for committing indecent acts.”

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But somewhat ironically, Foreign Policy reported Thursday that Ashmawy himself is now facing accusations of “verbally abusing and physically assaulting women.”

We’re now going to need an investigator to investigate the investigator. How much more crazy can it get?



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