Climate of Harassment: EPA sexual ‘predator fed a steady diet of interns’ – Sparks fly as EPA chief under fire at House Hearing

Testifying before Congress today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was questioned as to why EPA never made a criminal referral of a male employee who engaged in serial sexual harassment of agency personnel and female interns. The contentious exchange between McCarthy and GOP Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah went on for several minutes.

Via: The HARRY READ ME File – Published on Jul 29, 2015

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – July 29, 2015

The EPA inspector general found that agency employee Peter Jutro “engaged in offensive and inappropriate behavior toward at least 16 women, most of whom were EPA co-workers.” The IG report also found that very senior EPA officials “were made aware of many of these actions and yet did nothing.” Instead of reprimanding Jutro, he was promoted to be Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Homeland Security where he “engaged in such behavior toward an additional six women,” the IG report said.

At today’s hearing, Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee engaged in a intense debate with McCarthy over the sexual harassment incident.

Chaffetz: “This was a predator who was fed a steady diet of interns. The first time that this should happen he should have been fired, he should have probably been referred to the authorities for criminal prosecution. It happened ten times and you never did that. You still haven’t done that that for this person.”

McCarthy: “…It was handled appropriately.”

Chaffetz: “Appropriately?! He got a promotion, he continued to work there!”

McCarthy: “He was carefully watched…”

Chaffetz: “Watched?! Who’s watching him?! Who’s watching him?!”

McCarthy: “We took prompt action…”

Chaffetz: “You moved his cubicle four spaces away! You think that is appropriate?! What do you say to the mother and father who sent their 24 year old to the EPA, she is starting her career and she’s harassed. Look at her statement. And you did the appropriate thing by moving her four spaces away!?”

Chaffetz: “Why didn’t you refer it as a criminal referral?…”I got two young daughters too.  I would never send them to the EPA t. It is the most toxic place to work that I have ever heard of.”


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    1. Um . . . . did you ever wonder why, in history, most “madams” were women?

      I can empathize with almost all the parties, with the exception of the predators.
      This behavior has been more overlooked than addressed.

  1. Did they ever determine who at EPA here in Denver was pooping in the hallway or did they promote him/her too? How about that senior EPA official who never showed up for work telling his superiors he was working undercover for the CIA?

    Talk about disgruntled. Why can’t these freaks simply spend their days cruising porn or posting on Facebook like the rest of the Agency employees and be happy with their 6 figure salaries, 12 holidays off and lavish pensions after 20 years of their boredom/sacrafice.

  2. Seems like this kind of sexual predator goes with territory of climate extremism (i.e. pachauri of the IPCC) – I think it’s because it’s basically the same psychology: sexual predators prey on the gullible and abuse their authority in the same way as climate extremist prey on the gullible and like the EPA abuse their power and authority.

    1. The commonality extends far beyond the territory of climate extremism, which is just a tool. It goes hand in hand with a deviate, totalitarian, anti-liberty mindset, and is “the new normal” throughout terra sinister.

  3. I’m afraid the standards in all public agencies has now sunk to gutter level and will never improve until all these right-on lefties have been purged. Not an easy task now when there are so many of them in place. But that’s no reason not to start, and McCarthy should be first.

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