a reply to: Assessor
I agree that the resignations will be used by the dems to paint themselves as righteous and to attack trump and Moore. Franken pretty much said as
much during his speech today.
But just a week ago many of the very same dems calling for his resignation were silent on him or defending him. Same with Conyers.
If the dems are so high and mighty, Why did they wait for weeks to speak up?
Also notice how they seem to only have the courage to do this when it won't cost them anything.
Both franken and Conyers seat will be filled by a democrat, so it's no big deal for them.
When it will cost them though, the dems will happily defend accused sex offenders.
They defended Bill Clinton all through his term.
Many even defended him of these charges during Hillary's campaign, and we're happy to have Bill be campaigning for democrats.
Now that the campaign is over, the Clintons are of no use to the dems, and they can now decry Bill because it is politically useful to them.
I personally feel that no one should be forced to resign, Republican or democrat, until they are given a fair hearing, through the courts or ethics
committee or else where.
Imagine if Roy Moore wins, and then the republicans say he should resign.
The democrats will rightfully say the republicans don't really care about the accusers because they we're more interested in keeping the seat than
calling out Moore because they waited for him to win so they could out a Republican in.
Yet that is basically what the dems are doing.
Its all a charade by both sides, they are more interested in using these accusers for politics rather than taking the alleged abuse seriously.