Yesterday, Anthony Weiner resigned a few days after admitting he sent lewd messages to women he made over the internet. Weiner’s announcement came after pressure from Leader Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and President Obama. Nevertheless, top Republicans criticized Democrats for “protecting” Weiner.
1,432 days ago, Sen. David Vitter admitted to being a regular customer of a prostitution service. (An activity that is, incidentally, illegal). Days after his admission he was welcomed back with open arms by the Republican party.
Thus far, the Republican leadership has not been pressed to explain the blatant hypocrisy of their divergent reactions to the two scandals. Last night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly weighed in. His message was simple: “I don’t think Vitter should be there. Absolutely not.” Watch it:
We still haven’t heard anything from Sen. Mitch McConnell, Speaker John Boehner, RNC chair Reince Preibus, or any other member of the GOP leadership.
- Bill O’Reilly: What Bill Clinton And Sen. David Vitter Did Was Worse Than Weiner (mediaite.com)
- Bill O’Reilly Admits That His TV Persona Is An Act (businessinsider.com)
- COLBERT TO OLBERMANN: Are You Man Enough To Say Bill O’Reilly Won? (businessinsider.com)