#MeToo strikes in Washington

Apart from a certain president it seems that sexual harassment, assault and inappropriate behaviour has struck Washington, showing signs that it is now politically toxic.

CNN: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Consider what has happened in the last week alone (in reverse chronological order):

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) is resigning from Congress, as the House Ethics Committee announced tonight that it will investigate whether he engaged in “conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment.”

In a statement announcing his resignation, Franks acknowledged that he learned this week that the committee was looking into complaints from two female former staffers.”Due to my familiarity and experience with the process of surrogacy, I clearly became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others,” Franks said in the statement.

* Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (D) announced on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon that he plans to resign by the end of the year after a series of allegations that he groped and forcible kissed multiple women.

* Michigan Rep. John Conyers (D) resigned his seat on Tuesday following a series of allegations of sexual harassment from former staffers.

* Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold (R) was revealed by The New York Times last Friday to have used $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim against him. The House Ethics Committee has established a subcommittee to investigate Farenthold’s alleged actions as well.

And that list doesn’t even take into account the allegations that continue to swirl around Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore as the December 12 special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions draws ever closer.

And that president has chosen to openly back Moore – Trump urges Alabama voters to back Roy Moore:

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday voiced support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, during a rally that foreshadowed themes for next year’s midterm elections.

”Get out and vote for Roy Moore,” Trump said ahead of Tuesday’s election.

The race in the heavily Republican state heated up last month with accusations that Moore sexually assaulted or behaved inappropriately with several women when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Moore, a conservative Christian and former state judge, denies the allegations, and Trump formally endorsed him on Monday.

Trying to avoid losing an election is still a priority for trump, going against the growing wave of disapproval of sexual misconduct.

8 Comments

  1. MaureenW

     /  December 9, 2017

    Throwing a few rags under the bus in the hope that that revelation of the child trafficking industry won’t see the light of day. They’ll go after Trump next for inappropriate sexual conduct, but both sides are loaded and ready to fire.

  2. wackAmole

     /  December 10, 2017

    The swamp creatures attempts to destroy Trump with false sexual harassment accusations have back fired on them bigly,

    The Moore case is another example, with the supposed victim’s story falling apart rapidly despite desperate attempts by the media to cover up her lying. In fact the DC directed political hit job has probably delivered a sure victory to the populist nationalists in Alabama.

    The toxic #Not My President, Globalist swamp – Hollywood, Wall Street, Mainstream Media, Washington DC – is full of sexual degenerates and opportunistic females seeking fame and fortune.

  3. wackAmole

     /  December 10, 2017

    “Apart from a certain president it seems…”

    You mean Bill Clinton and his enabler wife? He looked rather uncomfortable after his rape victims were brought to the election debate studio by Trump: