Why is it OK for politicians to do sex crimes?

Screenshot 2017-12-04 at 06.55.22Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struggled to answer questions Sunday about harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

Why the struggle?

After waffling on harassment charges against a longtime colleague, all of the sudden Pelosi now wants Rep. John Conyers to resign after a first-person account of his pressuring a woman for sex. It’s the right call, though overdue.

Pelosi’s turnabout underscores several realities. Insider politics trails the media and business worlds in punishing offenders. Personal ties can overrule stark warning signs of trouble. The ingrown world of elected officialdom is built for self-protection, and needs changing.

San Francisco Chronicle


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