Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., said Tuesday she is aware of a recent sexual harassment incident in which a sitting congressman exposed himself to a female staffer after tricking her into coming over to his residence.
Comstock told her fellow members of the Committee on House Administration about the incident at Tuesday's hearing on existing sexual harassment policies.
"I wanted to close with something that I just had somebody tell me recently. This is about a member who is here now. I don't know who it is, but somebody who I trust told me this situation," Comstock said.
"This member asked a staffer to bring them over some materials to their residence. This young staffer — it was a woman — this younger staffer went there and was greeted with a member in a towel. It was a male who then invited her in. At that point, he decided to expose himself. She left and then she quit her job," Comstock told the committee.
"This is really a much more complex situation ... I think we need to have more training, know about the violence that we're seeing in some of these situations that are criminal," she added. "I would argue that that's probably a crime in that situation."
Comstock called for victims to "name names" in order for Congress to get a better idea of what is happening.