Well, this shakes things up a bit …
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) December 15, 2017
Whoa: Andrea Ramsey drops out of the #KS03 race — costing Democrats their leading candidate in a winnable district — amid sexual harassment allegations.
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) December 15, 2017
More from the Kansas City Star:
Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after The Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources. Court documents show that the man, Gary Funkhouser, and LabOne agreed to dismiss the case permanently after mediation in 2006.
“In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard,” Ramsey said in a statement Friday. “For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process.”
Yeah, you people who think women don't ever do this are funny.*
* But far less often than men. I know. https://t.co/aUYQZULgrS
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) December 15, 2017
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 15, 2017