By Sebastian Lazcano
In the last few weeks, dozens of sexual misconduct allegations have been alleged against prominent figures in politics and American pop culture. What all of these, save one, have in common is that they are all soldiers of the leftist agenda.
The one exception, Roy Moore, candidate for U.S. Senate representing Alabama, is a Republican who’s been accused of several salacious acts – including one with a minor – that occurred more than 40 years ago. Rightfully so, Moore has been thrown under the bus by many Republicans and many are demanding he withdraw from the race. Some even go as far as to suggest that their fellow partyman not be seated if elected.
We’ll hear no such calls for sitting Senator Al Franken from the Democrats. In fact, they’re content enough that he self-volunteered himself for a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. The committee has had close to 600 investigations in the last few years, none of which ended in conviction or punishment. Of course he would volunteer himself for that.
On Monday, Franken held an extremely brief press conference where he said little more than “I’m sorry,” and couldn’t even say whether or not more allegations could potentially emerge. This is a man who, as one photograph shows, grabs a woman’s breasts while she lay asleep.
Never once did he say that he would resign, nor that he was even considering it.
In sum, Roy Moore should not be seated if elected, but Franken should be allowed to remain in the Senate, carry out his term, and probably run again.
Republicans have real ground to lose with Roy Moore. Should he lose, a Democrat would take his place and severely endanger the fragile Senate majority Republicans hold in the Senate. But, if Franken resigns, another Democrat will be appointed to fill his seat by the Democratic governor of Minnesota. Still, the Democrats refuse to condemn him.
The same is happening with U.S. Rep John Conyers, 88, who has recently been found to have paid off several staffers over matters pertaining to sexual misconduct. On Sunday, in wake of these charges, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Conyers an “icon.” Conyers has been in the House since 1964, and his seat represents a very liberal district that will succeed him with another Democrat.
Still, the Democrats refuse to call for his resignation, despite claims that he would frequently parade around his office, in front of female staffers, wearing nothing but his underwear.
All of this is par for the course, at least it was. Just last week, Democrats finally came around to condemning former President Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct while in office. This, after backing his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and calling her a “champion of women” despite the fact that she actively called women who came out against her husband as “bimbos and sl**s”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a sweetheart of the Democratic party representing New York, campaigned with President Clinton during her election campaign in 2016. Only now is she saying that he should have resigned when he was President for his sexual misdeeds. Only when Clinton is no longer of any political value, his wife having lost to President Trump, do Democrats feel the need to dump his political casket overboard to make room for some new-found morality.
Unfortunately, it’s too little, too late. America’s not buying it.