In the ongoing tradition of liberal double standards, two more Democrats accused of sexual abuse and assault were given that pass of political convenience. One was awarded with his freedom and one was elected to a statewide office.
Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.
Four women allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him.
— The New Yorker, 5/7/18
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was considered the favorite to win a five-way Democratic primary for attorney general in Minnesota on Tuesday; then he was accused of abuse by former girlfriend Karen Monahan — an accusation he vehemently denies. This is the second time Ellison has been publicly accused of domestic violence. Another woman, Amy Louise Alexander, spoke out in 2006, going public with her account that Ellison verbally abused her while they were having an affair. She also said he grabbed and pushed her during an argument. Ellison denied even having a relationship with her.
There are several similarities between the accounts: Both women were involved in Minnesota progressive politics, and they described Ellison losing his temper and using threats, verbal harassment, and violence.
— Vox, 8/13/18
There was no national media outrage, in fact if you didn’t know where to look, it was if these incidents never happened… that is, until the verdicts came in.
So, one accused abuser goes home and the other will be going after anyone in the State of Minnesota he wants as their top law enforcement officer and lawyer.
It was so much easier because the Democrat Party and the media have Schneiderman and Ellison’s backs and that was all they really needed.
Just think of the message this sends to Democrat men….
It didn’t take long to back this up even further.
The embattled lieutenant governor of Virginia released a statement on Saturday, denying recent allegations of sexual assault and rape as the state continues to find its top Democratic leaders embroiled in scandal.
“I say again without reservation: I did not sexually assault or rape Meredith Watson, Vanessa Tyson or anyone else,” Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said in the statement. Fairfax was accused by two women of sexual assault, including rape by one of the women. In his statement on Saturday, he acknowledges both interactions with the women, but says both instances were consensual.
— CNN, 2/9/19
As would be demanded of a Republican, did Justin Fairfax resign?
No, he doubled down and he’s still in office like it never happened.
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It’s nice to be a Democrat.