Ah yes, if you have to step down as governor because of accusations of sexual assault, it’s ok because you can just run for the Senate instead. Nobody cares what senators do to women.

The former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, a Republican who stepped down amid allegations of sexual assault, is reportedly considering a run for US Senate next year – prompting concern among Republicans that his candidacy could tip one of the state’s two seats to the Democrats.

But no concerns among Republicans that a guy who steps down amid allegations of sexual assault maybe shouldn’t just start over as a senator? Or that it makes Republicans look kind of sleazy?

Greitens, a former Navy Seal, resigned as governor in 2018, less than two years into his first term, over allegations of sexual assault.

A woman with whom he admitted having an extra-marital affair told a Missouri house investigative committee Greitens restrained, slapped, shoved and threatened her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid. He was alleged to have taken a compromising photo and threatened to blackmail the woman.

In other words she kink-shamed him. Isn’t she the one who should have stepped down and been punished?

Greitens said the allegations amounted to a “political witch-hunt” but eventually bowed to Republicans and Democrats who called for his resignation.

Because hey there’s always the Senate.

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