Another case of Democrats being hypocrites comes from Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) this time who is quick to condemn Sen. Al Franken last week but 24 years ago took the exact opposite approach when it came to Democratic senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, reports The Washington Times.
Reports of drunken debauchery threatened to destroy Kennedy’s run for re-election in 1992, but Murray and four other Democratic women senators came to his rescue to save his campaign.
During what has been widely hailed as the “Year of the Woman” in 1992 when four Democratic women serving in the Senate came to Kennedy’s aid a Boston fundraiser. Sens. Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Mikulski, and Carol Moseley Braun all came to defend Kennedy against the allegations.
“‘We’re going to be here for Ted because Ted has always been there for us,’ Ms. Mikulski was quoted as saying in the Nov. 17, 1993, edition of the Lowell [Massachusetts] Sun.”
These four women helped save Kennedy’s 1994 race against Republican Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. This defense then set a precedent under which Democratic women are willing to suspend their outrage over sexual harassment allegations in order to further a powerful pro-choice Democratic man.
As long as the man who is being accused of sexual misconduct is a Democrat, then Democratic women senators have no problem with defending them till the ends of the earth.
The second case of this happening came in 1999 when Democratic women helped President Clinton fight articles of impeachment stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Arkansas employee Paula Jones.
Out of those four women, only two still remain in Congress today; Feinstein and Murray. Both women have come out to publicly shame Franken on twitter.
This is unacceptable behavior and extremely disappointing. I am glad Al came out and apologized, but that doesn’t reverse what he’s done or end the matter.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 16, 2017
Feinstein predicted on Saturday that “we are going to have another Year of the Woman,” thanks to the rash of sexual harassment accusations surrounding politics and the entertainment industry.
If a “year of the woman” looks like a bunch of women turning on other women to defend Democratic senators, then yes perhaps these female senators will replicate their actions with what they did with Ted Kennedy.