As is typical of liberal politicians trying to find solidarity with the #MeToo movement, it’s all “hang ’em high” for male alleged transgressors, no matter the accusation, evidence, or accuser … unless we’re talking about a certain former president and his wife.
On Monday’s edition of The View, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) was a big talker on the topic of sexual harassment, at least when the topic involved President Trump and even Al Franken, but when Meghan McCain veered the topic to the Clintons and glass houses, well, it was a whole other thing.
“He should resign because of that, he should be held accountable,” said the New York senator of the unsubstantiated allegations against the president. “I haven’t heard that from any Republicans and they won’t hold him accountable … He should be held accountable and, because he’s unwilling to resign, Congress should be doing hearings.”
“It shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” she said.
Even her old pal Franken didn’t escape Gillibrand’s wrath.
“It was really hard and really heartbreaking, but he’s entitled to a hearing but he’s not entitled to my silence,” said Gillibrand, who did call the allegations against Franken “very different” from the allegations against Moore and others, although “It is not okay to grab women without their consent, so why would you want to hold our elected leaders to the lowest standard?”
However, when Meghan McCain shifted the conversation to some “inconvenient truths on both sides,” particularly the fact that Hillary Clinton refused to fire an aide accused of harassment in 2008, Gillibrand’s tone softened.
“As you know, I think these things have to be dealt with whether you’re a Democrat, you’re a Republican, you need transparency, you need accountability, and no one is above criticism,” said the senator. “But in that case I don’t know all the details.”
But but, I thought a woman accused him. Shouldn’t that be enough?
When McCain asked her about campaigning with former President Bill Clinton despite his multiple harassment and even rape claims, Gillibrand had a similar reaction.
“I think this moment of time that we’re in is very different,” she said. “I think all of us, many of us, did not have that same lens–myself included–and there is a moment in time where we can actually do the right thing.”
“Do you regret campaigning with him though?” McCain asked.
To which Gillibrand responded, “It’s not about any one president.”
Which begs the question, of course, what about President Trump?
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