Senators To Investigate USA Gymnastics And US Olympic Committee Over Nassar Abuse
08 February, 2018, 08:43
Ernst is partnering with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) as the lead sponsors of the resolution to form the new committee.
Nassar molested girls, including many gymnasts, who sought treatment for injuries.
The resolution would set up a panel of four members from each party appointed by leadership, with subpoena power but not legislative authority.
"The reprehensible actions of this so-called doctor have been exposed, yet there are still so many questions that remain", said Sen.
This is already the third sentencing for the disgraced doctor, who has been accused by at least 256 women of sexual harassment.
Shaheen said, "The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics need to be held accountable". Ernst said Wednesday, "We have the opportunity to do something". Both have called on Blackmun to step down.
The sentence, handed down in a MI courtroom, follows an earlier sentence of up to 175 years that Nassar received last month. He is already serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography. Johnson says she was not among the dozens of athletes who came forward to testify against Nassar and read victim impact statements at his sentencing.
John Engler, interim president of Michigan State University, gets no honeymoon at his temporary job. The father, Randall Margraves, had asked the judge for a few minutes alone with Nassar.
"You never really want to say, 'I was sexually abused, ' " she told PEOPLE. "I only wish that the security had been a little slower in constraining him till he could have gotten a couple of punches out".
The resolution comes after a bill introduced by Sen.
The special committee is expected to report by the end of the 116th Congress. Debbie Stabenow of MI, one of the resolution's co-sponsors, said in reference to the event. I lost a part of myself, and I'm getting it back by speaking out... "He's screaming at us and telling us we were worthless", she said. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) requiring child abuse and sexual misconduct in sports organizations to be reported within 24 hours passed the Senate on January 30.