The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Dismissed Clinton, Franken Accusers


And yes the partisan hackery is as blatant as it gets. It wasn’t all that long ago that Democrats were choosing to ignore abuse accusations against Keith Ellison by two women. Now they’re suddenly up in arms about an accusation from when Kavanaugh was a minor.

And the Kavanaugh accuser’s lawyer seemed quite blase, despite her supposed status in the #MeToo movement, about abuses by Blll Clinton and Al Franken.

Katz, a longtime Democratic donor known for representing sexual harassment accusers, also has a history of downplaying or dismissing accusations made by women against Democratic politicians – including former President Bill Clinton and former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.

“Paula Jones’ suit is very, very, very weak,” Katz said on CNN’s “Talkback Live” in March 1998 in a discussion about Jones’ claims against Clinton, according to a show transcript. “She’s alleged one incident that took place in a hotel room that, by her own testimony, lasted 10 to 12 minutes. She suffered no repercussions in the workplace.”

Katz, speaking to the newspaper, added, “If it’s one time, it has to be severe, almost a sexual assault, not just a touching of somebody’s breast or buttocks or even forceful kissing.”

In more recent years, Katz also downplayed the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against Franken, who denied some of the allegations but eventually resigned from the Senate over them.

“Context is relevant,” Katz said of Franken, who was a comedian before his election to the Senate. “He did not do this as a member of the U.S. Senate. He did this in his capacity of someone who was still functioning as an entertainer.”

Now Katz has to make the rounds to argue that the latest ridiculous smear that Democrats have ginned up is bulletproof, even as they continue giving Clinton and Ellison a pass, while Dem donors push for a Franken comeback. 

If the left didn’t have double standards, it wouldn’t have any standards.