U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Walks Back Comments On Sexual Assault
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson walks back comments on sexual assault
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, on Thursday walked back controversial comments about sexual assault she made a day earlier.
The issue has become a topic of national conversation since dozens of prominent women accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault.
Johnson acknowledged her initial comments on the matter “regarding behavior and attire come from an old school perspective that has shaped how some of us understand the issue.”
The flare-up started on Wednesday, in an interview with the Dallas NBC affiliate.
The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.
“I grew up in a …