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Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Rep. Barbara Comstock told the House Administration Committee on Tuesday of a congressional staffer who quit her job after a lawmaker exposed himself to her at his home one night.

"This is about a member who's here now, I don't know who it is, but somebody who I trust told me this situation....but that kind of situation, what are we doing here for women right now who are dealing with somebody like that?"

Rep. Jackie Speier told the committee on Tuesday that she knows of two current members, Republican and Democrat, who were involved in sexual harassment.

  • On MSNBC, Speier said she couldn't say much more about those two members because of non-disclosure agreements the victims had to sign: "This process is all about protecting the harasser."

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President Joe Biden vows to be "a president for all Americans"

Moments after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden sought to soothe a nation riven by political divisions and a global pandemic, while warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country and defeat a "virus that silently stalks the the country."

Why it matters: From the same steps that a pro-Trump mob launched an assault on Congress two weeks earlier, the new president paid deference to the endurance of American political institutions.

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U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: Biden and Vice President Harris review readiness of military troops, a long-standing tradition to signify the peaceful transfer of power.

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In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as president and vice president respectively in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.

Why it matters: Top Democrats and Republicans gathered for the peaceful transfer of power only two weeks after an unprecedented siege on the building by Trump supporters to disrupt certification of Biden's victory. Trump did not attend Wednesday's ceremony.