Both Republicans and Democrats have sex abusers within their ranks. However, only the latter party is doing anything about it, holds Paul Waldman of The Washington Post. Al Franken’s misdeeds were less extreme than the alleged ones against President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, yet Franken was forced out by his party. Meanwhile, the GOP has refused to do the same with its own alleged abusers. The list of evidence against the president and the Senate nominee seems damning. Democrats made their own mistakes in handling the Bill Clinton scandal but they are the only ones working on themselves today.
After initially sticking with him, Democrats eventually realized that it would be more politically advantageous to unseat Al Franken so they could make Republicans look that much worse, believes John Fund of Fox News. During his own resignation, Franken said that it was ironic that men like President Trump and Senate candidate Roy Moore still had their jobs while he didn’t. Seeing that the Russia probe isn’t yielding results, the economy is doing well and ISIS is collapsing, Democrats felt the need for a political tool against the GOP. By ousting Franken, they hope that the same will happen to Moore, whose case is not comparable, as it happened almost 40 years ago.