Mailbag: GOP silence on assaults deafening (Dec. 12)

December 19, 2017 GMT

When Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation he said, in part, “I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office.”

And now, six Democrat senators have called for the president to resign while Republican silence is deafening. After all, Republicans in both chambers of Congress had avoided any criticism of Mr. Trump’s misconduct, both alleged and demonstrated, while supporting an alleged child molester for the U.S. Senate.

Of course, Mr. Trump will not resign. Taking responsibility for his actions is not within his character. He has accused all the women who have reported his sexual misconduct of lying and claims that the notorious “Access Hollywood” tape is fake, that it is not his voice we hear.

In the meantime, a majority of Americans believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Mr. Trump should be investigated. That would mean another special counsel. Since they have made a deal with him to enact a conservative agenda that will reshape this country for decades, congressional Republicans would rather another special counsel be appointed to investigate Robert Mueller’s team as it is closing in on Mr. Trump.

Congressional Republicans could not care less about the sexual shenanigans of Mr. Trump, just so long as they can enact their policies favoring the wealthy. Enough is enough.

Bob Harris

Albany (Dec. 12)