Mitch McConnell finds the sexual misconduct claims against Al Franken “extremely concerning” and believes that Franken can no longer “effectively serve the people of Minnesota.” This is true!
McConnell has also said that he thinks we should “let the people of Alabama decide” when it comes to accused child molester Roy Moore. This is not true!
McConnell said this about Moore despite previously declaring that he believes the women accusing him and that Moore shouldn’t even be running for office. Now that it looks like Moore could win, however McConnell and other GOP leaders are suddenly being awfully cagey, despite the fact that more women, with more evidence, have come forward. Yet McConnell has no problem telling Franken to step down. It’s not as brazenly hypocritical as Ted Cruz’s recent response to the same questions, but it’s close.
The weaponization of bad faith by the GOP is to be expected, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t horrible or scary. Since they’ve made it clear that, no matter how many sexual abusers we remove from office, they will happily put other ones back in, the only thing left to do is to purge the Republican Party.