Many read loudly, trying to channel the disbelief and anger of the author.Others sat behind, listening, with hands covering their mouths.
She began reading the 12-page letter, and introduced it:"We are doing something tonight that’s never been done before on the House floor, we will read the entire gut-wrenching statement of a sexual-assault survivor who was attacked on the Stanford campus last year," she said.
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In their suits and pearls, members of Congress stood on the House floor and staged a public reading for a full hour Wednesday night.
Their material was the viral letter penned by Anonymous, the woman who was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus last year. The 19 members who participated in the reading did not introduce themselves as they cycled up to the microphone, for fear it would distract from the content of the letter.