Democrats turned on one of their own when they called upon Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to resign from the Senate.
CBS News reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was among more than 30 Democratic senators who called for Franken to step down.
But where was the liberal outrage when former President Bill Clinton faced worse allegations?
On Feb. 12, 1999, all 45 Democrats in the Senate voted “not guilty” on perjury and obstruction of justice charges against Clinton, according to The Washington Post.
Almost two decades ago, Democrats turned a blind eye to allegations of sexual impropriety, and declared that Clinton’s behavior with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky was a private matter that had nothing to do with how he governed the country.
No Democrats called for Clinton to resign, and, in the end he was slapped on the wrist for his disgusting sexual misconduct.
So what’s changed?
Fox News host Laura Ingraham had an idea, and it has nothing to do a party that pretends to be the champion of women.
She said that the Democrats’ “sudden case of feverish morality,” had more to do with taking down Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore and eventually President Donald Trump than it had to do with anything else.
Ingraham said Democrats believed it was “worth sacrificing Franken,” in the same way they sacrificed Michigan Rep. John Conyers, in order to “save the political Titanic that is their party.”
Regardless of how it looks, Democrat fury over sexual misconduct is not a matter of morality, it is a matter of politics.
Democrats will abandon as many of their own as necessary if they feel it gives them leverage or some sort of moral authority to demand that Moore, if he wins next week’s election, resign over the allegations made against him.
From there, they could set their sights on the president.
During his speech announcing his retirement, Franken took a shot at Trump and Moore, possibly helping set the focus on Republicans.
It’s something conservatives should be well aware of moving forward.