DISGRACED Sheila Jackson Lee To Resign As Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chair

Ashley (Kimber)

As I mentioned earlier this month, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is ALL ABOUT standing up for alleged “victims.”

…as long as they were “victims” of Conservatives.

According to Fox News:

A former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired last year in retaliation for legal action the staffer planned to bring against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) related to an alleged rape in 2015.

According to documents filed in federal court in Washington last week, the former staffer — identified only as “Jane Doe” — claimed she was raped in October 2015 while she was a CBCF intern by Damien Jones, who was the foundation’s internship program coordinator and her supervisor at the time. The lawsuit was first reported by BuzzFeed News.

Hmm. Interesting.

In the fall of 2017, Doe was hired to work for Jackson Lee, who recently had been appointed chair of the CBCF’s Board of Directors. On her first day at work, Doe claimed, she learned that Jones was interested in a job in Jackson Lee’s office. She said she told Jackson Lee’s chief of staff, Glenn Rushing, that she had a “prior situation” with Jones and would not be comfortable working with him.

The lawsuit also stated that in September 2017, the CBCF had invited Jones to appear on a panel about environmental issues at the group’s annual legislative conference as a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists “even though the CBCF knew that he had sexually assaulted Ms. Doe.”

That’s when stuff the fan:

According to Doe, she was charging Jackson Lee’s cell phone one day shortly after she was hired when the congresswoman received a message from A. Shaunise Washington, the CBCF’s then-CEO.

“I just received a notification that you have a new staffer,” Washington allegedly messaged Jackson Lee, mentioning Doe’s name. “Call me, I have background on her.”

And then?

Approximately two weeks later, on March 29, Rushing had Doe meet with himself and Greg Berry, Jackson Lee’s chief counsel. In that meeting, Rushing told Doe she was being let go “because of budgetary issues.” The lawsuit said Rushing and Berry told Doe that because she had been the most recent hire, she would be the first to be let go. However, Doe claimed Jackson Lee had hired at least two new employees who made “at least the same salary” as her since her arrival in November 2017. She also claimed two more employees were hired shortly after she was fired while another staffer received a raise.


As you can imagine, this REALLY isn’t a good look for her, or for the Congressional Black Caucus.