With Democrats on the defensive over a myriad of sexual assault and harassment accusations made against some of their nationally elected officials, one south Florida member of Congress, Lois Frankel (D) (pictured with Rep. Pelosi), is expressing her support for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a movement to call awareness to violence against women.
Frankel’s tweet in support of women is nothing less than a slap to the face to Democrats Rep. John Conyers, who admitted to paying off a former staffer to make a sexual harrassment accusation go away, and Sen. Al Franken, whose sexual assault against Actress Leeann Tweeden was caught on camera.
1 in 3 women and girls experience violence in their lifetime. This is unacceptable — it's time for all to live free from violence. Proud to support the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a movement defending the rights of women and girls around the world. #16days
— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) November 26, 2017
Rep. Ted Deutch (D) also agrees:
It does not matter what political party. It does not matter what industry. It does not matter when or where — sexual harassment and sexual violence are unacceptable. My thoughts: https://t.co/lR9tCBreDa
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) November 22, 2017
An apologetic Franken has since been accused of sexual groping by three other women before and after he was elected to the U.S. Congress
“What my intention was doesn’t matter. What matters is that I am chained to that photo,” Franken said. “She … didn’t have any ability to consent. She had every right to feel violated by that photo. I have apologized to her, and I was very grateful that she accepted my apology.”-Sen. Al Franken (Miami Herald)
While sexual harassment and assault allegations are bipartisan problem, Democrats are the clear frontrunners is the race to rack up the most sexually offensive accusations or charges.
After all, this is the party of Bill Clinton.