Six Democratic state senators rallied in Trenton yesterday in support of the two women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and harassment.
“We have to raise our voice and say that the person they want on the highest court in the land, he will not be there. We will not back down,” said Sen. Nia Gill.
The Legislature has been examining its own sexual harassment policies. On Monday, the Assembly Budget Committee unanimously passed a bill requiring online sexual-harassment training at least once every two years for all Assembly members, their staff and affiliated agencies. The overhaul comes eight months after a national study by the Associated Press found New Jersey’s sexual harassment policy among the weakest in the nation.
“I don’t know that there is a problem, but if one person is being treated incorrectly by someone else, then there is a problem,” said Assemblyman John Burzichelli.
The state Senate is also working on new sexual harassment policies.
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