Not all allegations are equal — at least in the eyes of the Left. For them, due process be damned...that is, unless due process aids one of their own.
While we’re smack-dab in the middle of the 'did-he-didn't-he' seuxal assault allegation hysteria that has quickly become Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s story, very few on the Left have kept an eye on the domestic abuse allegation against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), which surfaced in August.
A new poll by the Minnesota Star Tribune shows that only five percent of likely Democratic voters believe the allegation against Ellison brought forth by his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. To be fair, 65 percent of Dems responded “not sure” to the question of whether they believe Monahan or not. What makes the liberals in this poll look even worse is when you take into account that 42 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of “Independents/other” responded that they do believe Monaghan’s allegation.
But, but, I thought every woman was supposed to be automatically believed in situations like this? I guess not.
This might be a “hot take,” but when it comes to putting someone’s livelihood in question in the face of serious allegations, the burden of proof is on the accuser, no matter what gender they are. Until all of the facts come out, that would also determine whether the accused is innocent or guilty, 100 percent of people should be answering "not sure."
In giving credit to Minnesotans, the majority across the board did answer “not sure.” That would lead me to the hope that people want to wait for facts and due process. It’s much better than interpreting their answer of “not sure” means that they simply don’t care.