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Party Foul

For all its righteous—and commendable—outrage over the Eric Schneiderman scandal, the Democrats’ grasp on moral superiority is tenuous



THE HEADLINE SAID IT ALL: “Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse.” At first, there was denial, talk of “role-playing” and vows of consensual sex. But just three hours later, Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat and prominent women’s advocate, was finished, brought down by The New Yorker in the latest #MeToo scandal. His party had demanded it. “The violent actions described by multiple women in this story are abhorrent,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Describing their relationships with the attorney general, two of the women told the magazine he had slapped and choked them repeatedly. “Given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as attorney general,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. Though he disputed the allegations, Schneiderman promptly resigned.

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