There is an alarming number of sex scandals taking place right now. The sheer number of scandals can be hard to keep up with, especially when more people are added to the list of offenders each day, and with increasingly disturbing allegations.
US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), recently stepped down after allegations of sexual misconduct. Former aides are coming forward to announce the misconduct that occurred while they worked for him. One aide revealed that Conyers would often be seen in his underwear, according to CNN. This allegation is becoming increasingly common in cases such as this. It seems that the Democrat Party, in particular, has an inordinate number of its membership falling to these accusations.
An employee named Melanie Sloan came forward to report what she saw while she was on the job with Rep. Conyers. She claimed that the Congressman once called her to the office while he was in his underwear.
“I was pretty taken aback to see my boss half-dressed,” Sloan said. “I turned on my heel, and I left.”
Bob Weiner was Rep. Conyers’ Communications Director from 1994 up until the year 2000. Instead of condemning the horrible actions of Mr. Conyers, he is defending the Congressman. Weiner spoke to reporters to tell another version of the story.
“Something else that people need to know: his closet is in his office right here. He changes clothes in his office. Most of us have walked in on him accidentally without knocking and have seen him in his underwear. Big deal,” Weiner said.
The issue many have with Weiner’s statement is that he is talking about observations of people just walking into the Congressman’s office without knocking. What happened to Sloan was a completely different scenario altogether.
Mr. Conyers called Sloan back into the room while he was in his underwear. It is clear that he was making an advance toward Sloan to see if she would accept his invitation. Mr. Conyers tried to do it subtly, but the intent is clear.
Weiner went on to defend the Congressman’s other actions, referring to them as “surly moments” with staffers. Of course, Weiner reasons that Mr. Conyers wasn’t sexist.
Instead, Weiner offered this explanation: “That’s not sexist. That’s just being aggressive as the member of Congress or the Cabinet member or the VIP that you are. It has nothing to do with being anti-women. I got it too.”
In other words, being a sexist isn’t about what one does — it’s about political party affiliation. The media has overwhelmingly downplayed and defended the accusations made against Democrats or otherwise notable figures on the Left. Any time an accusation –of any kind — surfaces against a Republican, the media instantly determines guilt and portrays the accused as such.
The former-Communications Director for US Rep. John Conyers has gone on record to defend the Congressman from multiple sexual harassment allegations. Should Mr. Conyers be more scrutinized for the allegations against him?
Instead of admitting that they acted inappropriately and that they are the purveyors of sexual harassment toward staffers, this Democrat claims the Congressman was just “being aggressive as a member of Congress.”
This epidemic of sexual harassment is showcasing the Democrats’ true colors. They will support absolutely anyone just as long as they have the same political beliefs. The partisan hack nonsense needs to stop — sex crimes are sex crimes, regardless of political affiliation.