Two democratic members of congress have retired or resigned from their positions following allegations of sexual harassment against them. But of course, while John Conyers and Al Franken have removed themselves from office following these claims and pressure from their party, republicans conveniently ignore similar issues.
Late Night host Seth Meyers waded into the issues plaguing both sides of the aisle during a recent"Closer Look" segment. "Sexual harassment should be a nonpartisan issue," he says, "and yet many republicans have tried to cynically exploit the Franken scandal for political gain, while simultaneously refusing the denounce the abusers in their own party."
After quoting a tweet from Conway regarding Franken's resignation, he reminded his audience about the allegations she left unspoken. "You work for a guy who's been accused by more than 12 women of sexual harassment and assault," he said. "Kellyanne Conway has so little self-awareness that when she walks by a mirror she thinks there's a stranger in her house."
Meyers says the convenient silence regarding claims against Trump himself and other republicans is so the party can "ram through their fragile agenda," which loses footing daily as the Russia investigations intensify. "It can be hard to fathom sometimes just how crazy things are getting," he concludes. Watch, below.