Submit Articles of Impeachment, Call for the firing of Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt

Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

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In September, Mel Watt told Congress that the anti-harassment policies he signed as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) "do not apply to me." He says he's above the law. Let’s show him he’s wrong.

After an FHFA employee courageously reported pay discrimination, Watt told her they should explore her pay raise--and whether their “attraction” was “sexual”--alone at his house, while he “mentored” her. It's hard to believe--but all his words are on tape.

We have to act fast. On January 6, 2019, Watt will retire in good standing with full benefits -- unless he is fired before then. Tell U.S. Representatives to introduce Articles of Impeachment against Mel Watt.


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To: Financial Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
From: [Your Name]

Dear House Financial Services Committee,

On September 27, an employee described to the committee serious sexual harassment by U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt. Watt didn’t deny the facts, but defended himself by saying: “The FHFA Anti-Harassment Policy and FHFA Conduct and Discipline Policy...do not apply to me.”

That response is disgraceful. I stand with the courageous employee who spoke out against discrimination and harassment. Mel Watt must go.

I urge you to introduce Articles of Impeachment to remove FHFA Director Mel Watt from office before he retires with his pension on January 6, 2019.

No one should get away with harassing their employees. It is the role of this Committee to ensure oversight and accountability for FHFA. This Committee’s obligation under the Constitution is clear: Impeach and remove Mel Watt immediately.

The Committee has an opportunity to prove, for the first time since the #MeToo era, that there are real consequences for government officials who commit sexual harassment.