Today, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation after a fifth person accused him of sexual abuse. Upon hearing this development, Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., took to Twitter to remind his followers that Ed Murray is a Democrat.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will resign following a fifth sex abuse claim https://t.co/s6ep0Tg3HO
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 12, 2017
It took 5?
Also: Ed Murray (D) fyi https://t.co/J3jfSLPlah
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 12, 2017
Comedian John Fugelsang quickly struck back, reminding Trump Jr. of the embarrassing slew of Republicans who were forced to resign as a consequence of their own sexual misconduct.
Also: Hastert (R-IL) Foley (R-FL) Bauman (R-MD) Crane (R-IL) Josh Duggar (!) & anyone who may have admitted touching ppl w/out consent fyi https://t.co/OzaB9WKEgE
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 13, 2017
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is currently serving prison time related to hiding “hush money” from incidents ranging back to the 1960s and 70s in which the Illinois Republican sexually abused young boys. The judge who sentenced Hastert called him “a serial child molester.”
Florida representative Mark Foley resigned amid reports that he sent sexually charged messages to at least one 16-year-old page.
Maryland Congressman Robert Bauman was arraigned on charged of soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.
Josh Duggar resigned from the ultraconservative Family Research Council only after reports surfaced that he had molested multiple underage girls.
And, of course, what would be a conversation on sexual assault without mentioning the President of the United States, who admitted to “grabbing women by the pu–y” in a leaked “Access Hollywood” video.
“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump said. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump added. “You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” says Billy Bush, with whom Trump was speaking.
“Grab them by the pu–y,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”
If Donald Trump Jr. is going to take such a sanctimonious stand against a single Democrat, he should take care not to throw a slew of Republicans, along with his own father, under the bus in the process.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.