By Wednesday night, the Democrats calling for Al Franken’s resignation looked more like a lynch mob than political party. Over 30 Democrats were calling for his resignation. The first wave was coordinated:

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin kicked off the stampede on Wednesday, all putting out statements within minutes of one another saying it was time for Franken to go.

When asked, these ladies admitted that they’d coordinated their statements for maximum impact.

By late afternoon, over 20 Democrat senators were calling for his resignation. By nighttime, over 30 Democrats had called for Franken’s resignation. All this happened after another anonymous woman accused Sen. Franken accused him of sexual misconduct. Forgive me for thinking that Sen. Franken was pitched aside for political considerations.

Kirsten Gillibrand was asked how she reached her tipping point. She replied “Well, obviously, there were new allegations today and enough is enough. I mean, this is a conversation that we’ve been having for a very long time. It’s a conversation this country needs to have and I think that when we start to have to talk about the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment and unwanted groping, you are having the wrong conversation. You need to draw a line in the sand and say ‘none of it is ok. None of it is acceptable and we, as elected leadership, need to be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women and that’s where this debate has to go.”

First, the allegations today were from an anonymous person. Sen. Gillibrand campaigned with Hillary, a woman whose husband had been accused by women who identified themselves as victims of Bill Clinton’s sexual appetite. Ms. Gillibrand didn’t hesitate in campaigning with the woman who destroyed other women who stood in her march to the presidency. What changed? I don’t buy that Harvey Weinstein changed everything. Ms. Gillibrand and others used the excuse that Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy were good on women’s issues. Some of these same women used that same line in defending Franken.

Again, I repeat, what changed? A month ago, Democrats thought that an Ethics Committee investigation was the right thing. Now they’re calling for Franken’s scalp. It isn’t like the Democrats suddenly developed principles and virtues.

By noon, three male Democratic senators, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had joined their female colleagues in saying Franken should resign.

I don’t believe that Democrats suddenly became principled people who hate deviant sexual behavior. I think it’s most likely that they’re simply trying to get rid of their long-held reputation of being the ‘Evil Party’. They know that Franken’s toast and that Gov. Dayton will appoint another Democrat. In 2008, the DNC didn’t care that much about Franken until he became the potential 60th vote needed to pass Obamacare and Cap and Trade.

To Democrats, Franken’s just a replaceable part that’s about to get replaced.

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