The ‘me too’ syndrome is ending the political career of another Washington politician. There are 535 political trees in Washington DC and they are being chopped down one by one and no one at this point knows how many trees will be felled by the time the craze is over.
The most recent member of Congress to face allegations is Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV). Kihuen is a freshman congressman who denies all of the allegations, but decided not to seek re-election, stating that the allegations would be a distraction and prevent him from running a fair campaign.
(Fox News) – Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., announced Saturday that he would not seek re-election in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him.
“I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question,” Kihuen said in a statement. “However,” the freshman congressman added, “the allegations that have surfaced would be a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign.”
“Therefore,” Kihuen went on, “it is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election.”
The announcement by Kihuen, 37, came one day after the House Ethics Committee announced it had opened an investigation into the harassment claims against him…
I honestly believe that some of the allegations made against various members of Congress are true, but I also believe that some of them are false and are nothing more than political ploys to get rid of someone you don’t like. After all, false accusations prevented Roy Moore from winning a seat in the Senate.