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Democrats are setting themselves up perfectly to pummel Republicans on sexual harassment in 2018

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After Democrats successfully pressured Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers to leave office amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the GOP is facing growing pressure to apply the same scrutiny to its own members.
Political operatives and commentators argue that Democrats have seized the "moral high ground" on issues relating to sexual misconduct, and that spells trouble for the GOP.
After Democrats successfully pressured Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers, both powerful Democratic lawmakers, to leave office amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the GOP is...
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Some conservatives are starting to come to Al Franken's defense, saying he was taken out by a 'lynch mob'

Some conservatives are starting to come to Al Franken's defense, saying he was taken out by a 'lynch mob'

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Democratic Sen. Al Franken found some unlikely defenders - conservatives.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and a handful of conservative pundits criticized the process by which Franken was effectively forced out of the Senate.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota found some unlikely defenders after it became clear he would resign from his seat following a bevy of sexual-misconduct allegations - several prominent conservative pundits.
Most prominently among them was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who said Franken was essentially taken out by a "lynch mob...
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