In the richest of ironies, MoveOn.org, the group created in 1998 to urge Congress to let then-President Bill Clinton off the hook for his sexual scandals with a mere scolding, is now calling Republicans to “make sure this sexual predator [Donald Trump] never sets foot into the White House.”
In an email to supporters on Tuesday entitled “Trump's disgusting tapes,” MoveOn Political Action now says that “misogyny and sexism have no place in our politics and culture.”
“That's why MoveOn teamed up with UltraViolet Action, one of the country's leading organizations dedicated to fighting sexism and expanding women's rights, to run a full-page ad today in The Washington Post.”
“The vast majority of perpetrators…will get away with it,” declares the group created to help Bill Clinton do just that in its ad.
MoveOn.org was founded in 1998 with financial backing from George Soros, to urge Congress to simply “censure and move on” when Pres. Clinton was lying to Congress about his sexual misdeeds.
“A progressive email group began circulating a petition urging the Republican-led Congress to “censure President Clinton and move on.” In other words, Congress could scuttle the impeachment nonsense, vote on a legislative reprimand, and the country could finally turn the page on the whole mess.”
Today, however, MoveOn says Republicans must never “turn the page” the vulgar comments then-Democrat Donald Trump made back in 2005.
See MoveOn ad and email text email below:
Trump's disgusting tapes (See and share assault survivors' powerful response)
Dear MoveOn member,
The Republican Party is in turmoil, with many in their ranks scrambling to distance themselves from their toxic presidential candidate following the release of a tape of him boasting about sexual assault.
Some Republican candidates and officials have declared—shockingly late in the game—that they won't support Donald Trump for president. Many others, including Republican candidates for Senate in states like North Carolina and Indiana, still won't reject Trump.1 And many Republicans even refuse to call the actions Trump described sexual assault.2
We need to send these Republicans a message about sexual assault—that misogyny and sexism have no place in our politics and culture—and hold them accountable on Election Day and every day after that.
That's why MoveOn teamed up with UltraViolet Action, one of the country's leading organizations dedicated to fighting sexism and expanding women's rights, to run a full-page ad today in The Washington Post.
Will you help make sure your friends and family see this important ad—signed by more than 3,000 sexual assault survivors—by sharing it right now?