Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is in Washington today and attended events at the American Enterprise Institute and National Press Club. Mr. Cain has been polling at or near the top of the 2012 GOP presidential field over the last few weeks.
During the question portion of his address at the National Press Club, Cain was asked to address the story reported by Politico of sexual harassment during his time at the National Restaurant Association. In his response, he stated that he never sexually harassed any one and that he was falsely accused at restaurant association. " I recused myself, allowed HR and gen. counsel to deal with accusations. I am unaware of settlement."
At AEI, he took part in a conversation on his 9-9-9 tax plan with one of the think tank's tax scholars, Kevin Hassett. The plan would replace the current tax system with a 9 percent business tax, a 9 percent personal income tax and a 9 percent national sales tax.
Following Cain's appearance, AEI held a discussion on his 9-9-9 tax plan.
Later this week, Mr. Cain will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with fellow Georgia Republicans. Politico reports that "Cain has not earned any endorsements in Congress" as of yet.