As expected, when it comes to Rep. John Conyers and Senator Al Franken, none of whom are denying allegations of sexual misconduct, theirs like their peers in the U. S. Congress and Senate is a sense of entitlement.
When Republicans learn that a peer is alleged to have committed a particularly distasteful act, they never demand the right to due process of the accused but that he step down which until Judge Roy Moore, the accused did as ordered. However, Progressives until recently would circle the wagons around the accused who almost always walks away smutty but no worse for the wear leaving his or her political career still in tact.
Rep. John Conyers, once Porker of the Month and whose ethics have come into question before is facing his toughest set of allegations yet, i.e., sexual harassment, groping and walking about his office wearing nothing but his skivvies while addressing female staff members in his presence.
Yes, at a time in this nation where new allegations of rape, sexual harassment seem to break on the average of 2-3 times a day in Hollywood, the entertainment industry as a whole and both Houses of U. S. Congress, Progressives are now calling for Conyers and Franken to step down.
The odds are with Progressives that it is merely an illusion.. Republicans and Democrats demand that those accused on the right step down and screw due process but now that one, two, three (more coming, you can count on it) of Progressives are accused, Progressives are demanding that the accused resign. (I suspect there is a game of poker in play here.)
The accused remains silent for a few days then puts out a press release or makes a public statement as in the case of Al Franken who on Sunday said, sort of, ‘Sorry, but I’m not leaving. Get over it and let’s move on.’ [my emphasis]
Rep. John Conyers had his attorney put out a press statement that pretty much says ‘everything that I have done for the poor, downtrodden, civil rights, equality (women) should be account for something after all of these years. Oh and by the way, don’t think for a moment that I won’t burn both houses down…’ dog whistle for ‘Y’all better stop messing with me. Let it go and move on because if I go down, you all are coming with me.’ [my emphasis]
Why because like everyone else in the House and U. S. Senate, both John Conyers and Al Franken are the poster children for term limits and both Conyers and Franken have a sense of entitlement. Throw in the dumbed down voters and these guys are not going anywhere.
American Thinker by Tom Lifson
…Is there anything more amusing than watching your enemies play a game of chicken with each other, threatening mutual assured destruction? Even better: a threat that comes written in all caps, the cyber-equivalent of shouting, hinting that “many members” could find themselves in a similarly difficult situation.
Peter Hasson describes for the Daily Caller the remarkable vague threat emanating for the attorney representing John Conyers:
The attorney for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who is accused of continuously sexually harassing his female staffers, defended Conyers by indicating that there are allegations against “many members” of the House and Senate.
Conyers’ attorney, Arnold E. Reed, released a statement defending the Michigan Democrat and pushing back against the “disturbing allegations….”
NEW: Attorney for Rep. John Conyers releases statement outlining why Conyers will not resign. pic.twitter.com/dJjHHBs7kW
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 23, 2017
Nancy Pelosi wants due process for John Conyers but none for Judge Roy Moore. Notice how Pelosi beats around the bush.
Progressives next play is that they have called for the resignations of the accused, the accused refused and oh well, we asked, as will be proven in the case of Al Franken who on Sunday told the Star Tribune that while he is embarrassed and ashamed that he will return to work on Monday. Dog whistle for not resigning.
…Franken said he hopes his own experiences, and the ethics investigation he has called into his own behavior, will eventually make “a positive contribution to the conversation, so I can be a better public servant and a better man….”“I don’t remember these photographs, I don’t,” he said. “This is not something I would intentionally do.”
Clearly, a generic response. You can read the full article here. As the dominoes begin to fall, Progressives will seek to blame President Donald J. Trump for five decades plus of sexual misconduct by the swamp.