The history of liberal politicians and sexual predators isn’t pretty.
Any list of the names involved should show you this. Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Kennedy…it seems that thinking ‘I deserve to tell people what to do’ and ‘I deserve to tell women what to do’ go hand in hand.
Well, true to form, this next name is a Democrat. And a sexual predator. And, luckily for the country, he’s already out of office.
But it looks like his victims will be recovering for a long time.
The Independent Journal Review reports:
One of the most liberal mayors in the country, and a rising star for Democrats, is resigning his office effective immediately.
JUST IN: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign following multiple accusations of sexual abuse https://t.co/mqvm4DeWCO pic.twitter.com/uzc4OKGrrk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 12, 2017
Ed Murray has been the mayor of Seattle since 2014. He has passed some of the most progressive laws in the country, including raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15. He endorsed and campaigned with Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Murray will resign in disgrace as rampant allegations of sexual abuse tarnish his mayorship. [He] faces a disturbing number of sexual abuse accusations from family members, former roommates, and prostitutes. The accusations involve non-consensual and paid-for sex.
Seattle Mayor (#Democrat) Ed Murray's younger cousin, says he wants Murray punished for repeatedly molesting him https://t.co/sJvu71QCkl
— 👠ɳαɳ૮ყ ن (@LVNancy) September 12, 2017
I really don’t like the phrase ‘non-consensual.’ Just call it rape, and be honest.
Now, it’s easy to say that an accuser is lying when he or she comes forward. After all, the best way to end a popular political career is to accuse that politician of rape.
How this took 5 allegations mystifies me. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray should be investigated and prosecuted properly. Disgusting. https://t.co/xS9wNhSbwN
— Lizabeth Paulat (@LizabethPaulat) September 12, 2017
But when more and more people start to come forward, it might be time to listen. And in Murray’s case, the number stands at five.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray – because when you're a man in power, the first 4 sex abuse claims don't really matter.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 12, 2017
And their stories are heartbreaking.
Joseph Dyer, 54, a dialysis technician and Air Force veteran, says he was 13 when Murray forced him into sex.
“There would be times when I would fake sleeping because I didn’t want him touching me. And that’s when he would molest me.”
“And my mother would be right there in the house, watching TV, and my sisters would be in their rooms, sleeping. And I would be in my room, and he would be in there, molesting me.”
Dyer, mind you, isn’t out to get money. He’s a veteran. He’s got a family. He’s got a second job, and is working towards retirement.
There’s literally no reason for him to come forward, unless he’s telling the truth. It’s easy to make a case like this all about politics, and score some jabs at the left.
But I’d worry more about this fact: we cheer on our favorite politicians so much, we don’t even notice when they prey on the innocent.
And that is shameful.
Source: Independent Journal Review