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Democrats Have Standards

Posted on | March 11, 2019 | No Comments

 

They have two standards — one for them, and one for everybody else:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the most outspoken advocates of the #MeToo movement who has made fighting sexual misconduct a centerpiece of her presidential campaign, spent last summer pressing legislators to update Congress’ “broken” system of handling sexual harassment.
At the same time, a mid-20s female aide to Gillibrand resigned in protest over the handling of her sexual harassment complaint by Gillibrand‘s office, and criticized the senator for failing to abide by her own public standards.
In July, the female staffer alleged one of Gillibrand’s closest aides — who was a decade her senior and married — repeatedly made unwelcome advances after the senator had told him he would be promoted to a supervisory role over her. She also said the male aide regularly made crude, misogynistic remarks in the office about his female colleagues and potential female hires.
Less than three weeks after reporting the alleged harassment and subsequently claiming that the man retaliated against her for doing so, the woman told chief of staff Jess Fassler that she was resigning because of the office’s handling of the matter.

(Hat-tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)

What’s important to remember here is Sen. Gillibrand’s role in promoting the bogus “campus rape epidemic” myth circa 2014, when the Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” letter resulted in male students being systematically deprived of due-process protections. Ask yourself what would have happened to a college boy who “repeatedly made unwelcome advances” and “regularly made crude, misogynistic remarks” under the campus regime supported by Democrats like Sen. Gillibrand.

So now this 30-something married man, who is “one of Gillibrand’s closest aides,” stands accused of behavior that might have gotten him expelled from any university and, rather than protecting the young women on her staff, Sen. Gillibrand seems to have abetted a cover-up, in which her female staffer was subjected to retaliation.

You can always trust Democrats to do the wrong thing, whenever doing the right thing might impede their shameless pursuit of power.



 

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