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Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct
at the Capitol May Be Over

New York Times, by Carl Hulse

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/17/2017 1:54:32 PM

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill has long been an insular boys’ club known for tales of unwanted sexual approaches, wandering hands at crowded receptions and young women cornered in elevators. But the days when such actions are dismissed out of hand and escape scrutiny may be coming to an end.The quick bipartisan call for an ethics inquiry into accusations of groping by Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, made clear that a rapidly shifting national mood on the subject had reached the Capitol, raising the prospect that lawmakers and aides will be increasingly unwilling to overlook sexual misconduct, harassment and crude


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/17/2017 2:05:37 PM     (No. 11454841)

And then the fun begins as the hysteria becomes institutional. There will soon only be 535 aggrieved women in Congress, all of whom must be believed. Men are pigs...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger, 11/17/2017 2:10:07 PM     (No. 11454850)

Nope, as soon as the witch hunt has served its purpose they´ll go back to turning a blind eye.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/17/2017 2:13:07 PM     (No. 11454859)

As delightful as it is to see Al Franken be the sacrifical lamb, you know it is only for the purpose of getting Trump.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ishouldknowbetter, 11/17/2017 2:17:46 PM     (No. 11454863)

I suppose it would be okay if it was men groping men and women groping women? That seems to be the new "normal" we are all expected to accept.
I just remembered an old joke:
A preacher is laying it down to the congretation about sin. There are those amongst us heing and sheing, there are those amongst us fornicating with animals. Dogs, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, chickens. A voice in back yells in an outraged voice "chickens"?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC, 11/17/2017 2:18:20 PM     (No. 11454865)

Are they going to address the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/17/2017 5:03:46 PM     (No. 11455000)

Next step will be exposing the taxpayer funded hush money slush fund that according to reports, has paid out around $15 million in silence money. So how much of this will be found to be connected to pizzagate?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 11/17/2017 5:24:53 PM     (No. 11455018)

How about the women harassers? I have a friend who worked on Capitol Hill a number of years back. She is very attractive. She was hit on by men and women from both parties. She left after a year. My niece went for an internship after getting her masters. She left after two weeks. She said the only thing anyone cared about was sex and drinking. DC is a cesspool, not a swamp.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/17/2017 7:09:05 PM     (No. 11455124)

Maybe this is the real reason why the Flakes, Corkers, etc are leaving.

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