First off, it appears that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is going to remain in the Senate despite claims from multiple women that he groped them. This doesn't even include the groping of journalist Leeann Tweeden, of which there's indisputable photographic evidence.
Now it seems Dems are closing ranks around the fossilized John Conyers (D-MI), who also has multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him. But hey, it's all good. Conyers' "icon" status apparently gives him special dispensation according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
.@NancyPelosi: Accused Congressman Conyers is an "icon" in our country. #MTP pic.twitter.com/4QlKKJTIJP— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 26, 2017
In reaction to Pelosi's pitiful Meet The Press performance, Guy Benson rightly states that she pretty much strengthened GOP prospects of holding the Senate seat from Alabama.
I'm no Roy Moore defender, to put it mildly. But for those unable to comprehend why many conservative voters are willing to stand by him, look no further than Pelosi's MTP performance today. Many GOP voters see Dems as ruthless defenders of power & are sick of double standards.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 26, 2017
It makes zero sense from both a practical and political standpoint to circle the wagons around Conyers and Franken. If Conyers is pressured to resign, the district he represents, according to the 2017 Cook Partisan Voter Index, is D+32. And if Franken were to move on, his vacant seat would be filled on an interim basis by Minnesota's leftist governor Mark Dayton. In short, both men are pretty much expendable to the Democrat party.
I absolutely do not want to see Roy Moore in the Senate given that he has offered no credible refutations to the allegations he propositioned teenage girls while in his 30s. But if Moore is elected to the Senate, the Dems' indignation will ring hollow. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.