Summary: Questions this week go beyond “capitol hill cleansing” and includes Jeff Sessions, Joe Biden, Saad Hariri, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Elon Musk, Pope Francis, and other figures in the news.
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About "Capitol Hill Cleansing"
The same drama that has captivated Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault charges has now reached Capitol Hill. Judge Roy Moore of Alabama was pretty much a shoe-in until a wave of former girlfriends came forward with sexual assault accusations from encounters dating back 40 years. Sitting Senator from Minnesota and former Saturday Night Live star Al Franken was exposed groping women and joking about sexual assault and rape. A hearing on the Hill last week seemed to reveal that this is a common problem on Capitol Hill.
I suspect that if you ask most extemp judges if the “cleansing” of sexual impropriety is good, they’d agree. I sure do. But will the politically powerful survive? Even if they do, will Capitol Hill clean up their act, or will the culture of sexual assault continue? Extempers this week get to explore answers to these questions.
Questions this week go beyond “capitol hill cleansing” and includes Jeff Sessions, Joe Biden, Saad Hariri, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Elon Musk, Pope Francis, and other figures in the news.
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