Lawmakers don’t think sexual harassment should be politicized


Accusations of sexual assault, harassment, and other unwanted behavior continue to surface from both sides of the political aisle, and even against journalists.

On Monday alone, Charlie Rose was accused. So was Glenn Thrush of the New York Times. And another woman has accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of unwanted advances.

This all comes on the heels of the Roy Moore controversy, and because of that you have politicians saying the issue should not be politicized.

“I’m calling them all on the carpet. All of them should take responsibility for their behavior,” said Republican Congresswoman Mia Love of Utah on Fox News Sunday.

U-H political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus says he agrees.

“There’s been so much pushback on it from the public. The kind of outrage that people are feeling here is kind of like lightning in a bottle,” Rottinghaus stated.

But as for not politicizing this, Rottinghaus has two words for you: Good luck.

“I don’t expect that you would find these kind of allegations ending up as anything except politicized,” Rottinghaus explained.

And consider this: Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who may run for President in 2020, is now attacking Bill Clinton for his past transgressions, because doing that may help her down the road.


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