The accusations of sexual misconduct just keep coming and more Democrats on Capitol Hill keep getting caught up in the fervor. While there have been a few Republicans, the vast majority of those who have been caught up in the #metoo movement sweeping the nation have been Democrats, and that is especially true of the federal government.
Until the Washington Post ran it’s story against Roy Moore accusing him of molesting a 14-year-old girl almost 40 years ago, along with stories of young women who claimed to have dated him when they were consenting teenagers of age, the accusations of sexual misconduct had been relegated to Hollywood and media outlets. This was probably because Harvey Weinstein, whose story was the first to be printed, was connected to the media as a major movie producer. It seems the hit piece the Post hoped to destroy Moore with—he did lose—is really wreaking havoc in the Democrat Party.
Not long after the Moore story broke, Representative John Conyers (D-MI) was accused of being a serial harasser. That story was followed by charges against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) accusing him of being a serial groper. Democrats sought to use that one to their advantage however, and had Franken fall on his sword by announcing his resignation on the floor of the Senate. In that speech, he called for Trump to resign as well because of all the accusations of sexual harassment that had been paraded against him in the 2016 election.
Now, fresh off of Moore’s loss in Alabama, and seeing that making accusations played out so well there, Democrats apparently have decided that they, the party of notorious womanizer and serial abuser Bill Clinton, can claim an hora of moral superiority by accepting any and all claims as true no matter what. And they appear willing to do this all in an attempt to go after what is fast becoming their political white whale: Donald Trump.
Except, that it’s not working out so well for members of their own party.
Accusations are continuing to mount, and with each passing day, more Democrats on Capitol Hill are being called out.
The latest came Friday when a former congressional aide accused Rep. Bobby Scott, (D-VA) of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances.
Fox News reported:
Reese Everson, a former Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, alleged that Scott touched her leg and body without permission and promised to advance her career if she let him flirt with her.
Everson discussed her allegations on an episode of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” last month, but did not identify Scott as the lawmaker who allegedly harassed her.
“[He said], ‘So Reese, are you gonna be a good girl?’” Everson told Ingraham at the time. Everson later said Scott asked her “if you’re gonna be a good girl, what is the point of you being here?”
Scott of course denied Everson’s claims and accused her of being “backed by a Republican operative known for dabbling in outlandish conspiracy theories.”
These accusations come as the House Ethics Committee confirmed Friday it has opened an investigation into Nevada Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen over sexual misconduct allegations.
A former campaign aide claims the freshman congressman asked her on multiple dates and requested sex despite repeated rejections during his 2016 campaign, and earlier this week, a second woman came forward accusing Kihuen of inappropriate sexual advances toward her.
She claims Kihuen touched her thighs or buttocks three separate times without her consent when he was a state senator along with sending her a shirtless photo, sending sexual messages like asking what color panties she wore, and asking her to sit on his lap
Kihuen also denies any wrong-doing, but to keep up appearances as the zero-tolerance, virtue-signalers of sexual harassment claims, Democrat leaders such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), and Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), have called on Kihuen to resign.
Now the accusations against Scott have come out, and if Pelosi and company want to continue to play this game, then it won’t be long before calls are made for Scott’s resignation as well. If this game continues, the odds are good that there are going to be a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill out of a job, but Trump will still be firmly ensconced in the Oval Office. This Democrat strategy to promote the #metoo movement as a means to get rid of Trump doesn’t seem to playing out to well for them right now.