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Party Foul

Democrats are trying to be the party of #MeToo. But for all their commendable outrage over the Eric Schneiderman scandal, their grasp on moral superiority is also tenuous.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a press conference announcing new guidelines and testing standards that GNC will adhere to for their herbal supplements and extracts on March 30, 2015 in New York City.
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The headline said it all: “Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse.” At first, there was denial, talk of “role-playing” and vows of consensual sex. But just three hours later, Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat and prominent women’s advocate, was finished, brought down by in the latest #MeToo scandal. His party had demanded it. “The violent actions described by multiple women in this story are abhorrent,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Describing their relationships with the attorney general, two of the women told the magazine he had slapped and choked them repeatedly. “Given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for

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