Schneiderman . . . has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman…has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”
Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own . . . they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked . . . [he] warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him . . . A third former romantic partner . . . repeatedly subjected . . . to nonconsensual physical violence.
Last December, I wrote a piece, “Raping the Voters: The Left’s Power Play with Sexual Politics,” in which I named names of figures on the political and cultural Left alleged to be sexual harassers or enablers of the same.
The list (PDF) now includes 187 names. Sure, there have been bad actors on the non-Left side of the ledger but those numbers pale by comparison.
No less significantly, I wrote only “the Left has had a long-time obsession with using sex demagoguery as a tool for manipulating American politics and to gain maximum political leverage . . . ‘Everyone knew’ meant ‘nobody cared’—until there was a partisan political advantage to be gained . . . No, this is only about will-to-power political moves, not moral propriety or concern for real, individual people.”