On Friday, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle lamented Democrats making Al Franken into a “sacrificial lamb.”
Ruhle’s lamentation was preceded by a remark from New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, who said:
Because there’s hypocrisy on the Democratic side, it creates a kind of leverage, right? Here are the set of norms that we espouse and the values that we say that we hold. If people aren’t living up to them, as they haven’t lived up to them, you can call them out for it. The Republican Party by contrast, you know, doesn’t really even purport to hold women in equal esteem.