The ‘New America’ No Longer Cares About Politics on This One Issue
Over the weekend, a former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser and the RNC finance chair were both in the headlines over allegations of sexual harassment.
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Give me the short version:
- Clinton personally requested that faith adviser Burns Strider be kept on her 2008 presidential campaign despite accusations that he sexually harassed a young subordinate, the New York Times reported. Five years later, he was fired from a pro-Clinton independent group for allegedly harassing a young female aide.
- Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn stepped down as RNC finance chair after the Wall Street Journal reported that he had been sexually harassing women for “decades” and in some cases, paying out million-dollar settlements.
We seem to be in a brave new world where allegations are enough to take down anyone, regardless of political affiliations. Republican or Democrat; it doesn’t matter. Is that a good thing, or are we hypercorrecting by deciding people are guilty based on accusations?
“Everybody deserves to be heard,” Glenn said. “Everyone deserves to make their case, and then common sense needs to take hold.’