Democratic Representative Keith Ellison hates when women are harassed by Republicans. But when it’s done by a Democrat, he doesn’t seem to care as much. While on an interview with ‘Democracy Now!’ host Amy Goodman asked if Al Franken and John Conyers should resign.
“Well, you know, Amy, you know, here’s the thing. I would ask every member of Congress, including those, to look inside their conscience and ask themselves just a few questions. Can you be effective? If you stood up your whole life to stand up for the rights of people — and both of them have — is it not a moment now where you apply some standards to yourself that you have asked others to live by?” responded Ellison.
“These are the questions. Can you be effective? Can you be there for your constituents at this point? These are questions that we all have to answer,” said Ellison. But Goodman was hoping for a more direct answer. “But specifically, should John Conyers resign?” she asked.
“I heard your question. I heard your question. I heard your question,” responded Ellison. “So you’re not willing to say that?” asked Goodman. “I’m going to say that I’m going to ask them both to examine their conscience and do the right thing for all of us … and for their legacies,” said Ellison. “And of course Senator Franken is your fellow congressional leader from Minnesota. Your response so the same for Senator Franken?” asked Goodman. “Right,” said Ellison.
While he has that standard for Democrats, he feels very differently about Roy Moore. Ellison recently retweeted a video that called Roy Moore “immoral.” “They were girls when Roy Moore immorally pursued them. Now they are women; witnesses to us all of his disturbing conduct. Will we make their abuser a U.S. Senator?” said the video.