It’s not uncommon to see the denizens of Washington put politics above principle, but it’s been a long time since we saw as shameful a display of that hypocrisy as we saw on Meet the Press this Sunday. In a performance that is destined to go down as the moment Nancy Pelosi was exposed as the fakest feminist in the Democratic Party, the House Minority Leader refused to speak ill of Rep. John Conyers, the Democrat currently under fire for sexual harassment.
Host Chuck Todd gave Pelosi a number of opportunities to speak clearly and forcefully against the activities that Conyers is accused of – accusations that are practically confirmed by the fact that he paid the woman off – and she deflected each and every time.
The next time this mental case wants to get on her high horse about Donald Trump or Roy Moore, we should just laugh in her face.
After marveling at what a wonderful moment this was for women, where sexual predators were quickly realizing we live in a society with “zero tolerance” for harassment and assault, Pelosi pulled a 180 after Todd put her on the spot.
“You said there’s now zero tolerance,” Todd said. “John Conyers. What does that mean for him? Right now – in or out?”
If Pelosi had half a spine left in her withered old body, she would have snapped back: “Chuck, you know, we like John and all, but he needs to hit the road. He can leave in his suit or he can leave in his pajamas, but he’s gotta go.”
Instead, we got this piece of sniveling spin: “We are strengthened by due process. Just because someone is accused…John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect women – Violence Against Women Act, which the right-wing is now quoting me as praising him for his work on that – he did great work on that. But the fact is, as John reviews his case, I believe he will do the right thing.”
“And the right thing is what?” Todd replied. “Resign?”
“He will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation,” she said meaninglessly. “That he’s entitled to due process. But women are entitled to due process as well.”
Huh? How does this jibe with the “believe all women” line that liberal feminist Democrats have been spouting for the last couple of years – most loudly on the kind of left-wing college campuses that sprout up in Pelosi’s home state of California? Does anyone remember Pelosi insisting that Trump be allowed due process when the press was convicting him of sexual assault last year? Don’t make us laugh.
Frankly, we agree with her that men are entitled to due process and that they should not be punished based on the suspicious testimony of one woman – or even a dozen women, necessarily. But when you’ve already been caught paying off your accuser (with taxpayer money, the cheapskate)…well, sorry, but that’s the ballgame.
Pelosi tried to get some credibility back later in the day after Conyers stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee, but nothing she says or does it going to erase this pathetic attempt to have it both ways. She had a choice: Political loyalty or her precious feminist principles. She made her choice, and it should not be forgotten.