The me too movement has taken down some prominent democrats. The Free Beacon shows that Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) is the latest victim of her own hypocrisy. She is stepping down after a massive cover up was recently brought to light.
Perhaps the representative felt that the case was just a blue comment and nothing more when “she kept a senior staffer employed for three months after learning he sexually harassed and threatened to kill another co-worker.” The problem is, if this was the case, the worker in question “sexually harassed, threatened, and physically assaulted a former female staffer in Esty’s Capitol Hill office.”
“I went into public service to fight for equality, justice, and fairness,” Etsy proclaimed on her Facebook page.
“It is one of the greatest honors of my life that the people of Connecticut’s Fifth District elected me to represent them in Congress. However, I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election,” she continued.
All of this is happening because the Washington Post found that the staffer who alleges the attack had dated Baker in the past. Instead of punishing or firing the offender, Etsy “consulted her personal advisors and attorneys before tasking a former senior staffer with looking into the matter.”
He stayed on her staff for another three months.
When Baker was cast off, he was given a letter of recommendation and $5,000 in severance pay. This could lead some to think that Etsy did not believe the accusation being levied against the man, but the #MeToo culture that we live in allows for no such judgment to be made.
“Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better,” the democrat also said. So, perhaps now she is saying that she believes the accusations, though that may be just to get out the door without hearing anymore complaining from her party and others.
Overplaying the situation that she has found herself into the maximum, Etsy plans to spend her remaining time seeking sexual harassment in Congress! “In Congress, and workplaces across the country, we need stronger workplace protections and to provide employees with a platform to raise concerns, address problems, and work to reduce and eliminate such occurrences, in the first place,” she said. “In my final months in Congress, I will use my power to fight for action and meaningful change.”
The pandering continued as Etsy said, “I intend to spend the coming months doing what I’ve always done: working hard each and every day for the people of Connecticut.”
There are three takeaways from this whole mess and they are easy to see. First of all, if Baker did what he was accused of, he deserves any punishment legally administered and he should lose his job.
Secondly, if Etsy felt that the matter was fake or slanderous, her actions by consulting her legal staff may not have been such a bad call, but she belongs to a party that puts all accusations ahead of facts (as seen by Mueller, President Trump, and Russia). As such, her judgment means nothing.
Lastly, to see her pander and squawk as she is, it shows that she has no real merit or depth of character apart from what she feels that she should now say.
That, if nothing else, gives everyone a clear look into the mind of the average democrat.