Another Democrat just bit the dust.
A Connecticut Congresswoman has quit under a cloud of scandal.
And you won’t believe what forced her from office.
Elizabeth Esty (D CT) announced she won’t seek re-election because she sat on allegations that Tony Baker – her chief of staff – threatened to kill a female staffer in 2016 after she claimed to be mistreated when she worked under Baker.
Baker left Esty’s office three months later and received a letter of recommendation and a severance package.
The Washington Post reports:
“Embattled Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) announced Monday she will not seek reelection this year following reports that her chief of staff kept his job for three months in 2016 after he threatened to kill a former colleague.
Facing calls for her resignation from state Democrats in Connecticut, Esty said in a statement that her decision was “in the best interest of my constituents and my family.”
“Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace,” Esty’s statement read. “In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better. To the survivor, I want to express my strongest apology for letting you down. … In my final months in Congress, I will use my power to fight for action and meaningful change.”
Esty – like Hillary Clinton – was another in the line of Democrats who empowered and enabled abusers and predators at the expense of their female victims.
The Congresswoman initially stood defiant and claimed she had no plans to quit.
But as political pressure mounted she didn’t really have a choice.
Democrats like to portray themselves as the champions of women’s rights.
That is fake news.
The reality is Democrats mistreat women at an alarming rate and expect to escape accountability because they are the “defenders” of women because they cheerlead for abortion of so-called “equal pay” laws.
The #MeToo movement- which the left thought would help sink Donald Trump – has instead boomeranged on Democrats.
Far more liberals have been taken down as a result of allegations of misconduct of covering up for predators.
Esty’s story is one that Americans have seen play out before on the left.
And it probably won’t be the last time either.