(National Sentinel) Political Hypocrisy: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hit Democratic colleagues on Friday over their perceived hypocrisy involving allegations of sexual abuse against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota.
Cruz was implying that Democrats have been very vocal in criticizing Moore and insisting he drop out of the race in a special election set for Dec. 4, but so far have been largely silent in calling for Franken to step down.
“It is more than a little rich” that Democrats who’ve been speaking out against Roy Moore are “suddenly in witness protection when it concerns one of their own,” he said in a radio interview, as reported by Texas Tribune correspondent Patrick Svitek.
“These allegations against Al Franken are serious,” Cruz added. “The picture is highly damning.”
Cruz was referring to a picture showing Franken groping Los Angeles journalist Leeann Tweeden, now a morning news anchor for TalkRadio 790 KABC, as she slept on a return flight from a USO tour to the Middle East about a decade ago.
When asked about the allegations against Moore, Cruz repeated what he has previously said about them: That if they are false, as Moore claims, then he must provide indisputable evidence to prove that. Otherwise, Cruz said that Moore can’t simply blame the media. If Moore can’t do that, then he should step aside, Cruz has said.
After Tweeden made her accusations, to which Franken has apologized, the response from Democrats has been nothing like their response to allegations that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with an underage girl when he was in his 30s.
For instance, Democrats have heaped praise on Franken for apologizing for his behavior, even though he essentially denied Tweeden’s allegations by claiming he “certainly” didn’t remember her version of events.
The 2016 Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, praised Moore on Friday. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing and Roy Moore and Donald Trump, who have done neither,” she said.
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Democrats have repeatedly called on Moore to drop out of the Senate race, however, but aren’t calling on Franken to resign his seat.
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