Rep. Bobby Scott accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations

Bobby Scott holds a press conference. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) denied allegations of sexual harassment after Reese Everson, a former fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, accused him of touching her inappropriately, propositioning her for sex and wrongfully firing her in 2013, Politico reported.

Why it matters: There now have been several cases of sexual harassment by members in Congress, and it’s apparent that it is a systemic problem. The wave of allegations will shape how these claims are handled, as we've seen with everyone from Rep. John Conyers to Rep. Blake Farenthold.