The Democrats continue to get swept up in the mushrooming sexual misconduct scandals sweeping Hollywood, the media, and Washington.
Liberals who spent years defending Bill Clinton and claiming to be the champions of women’s rights are now being exposed as hypocrites and creeps.
But you won’t believe which Democrat was just forced to resign because of sexual harassment.
The first woman to be swept up in the #metoo movement is Democrat Andrea Ramsey.
She was running for Congress in Kansas, but has been forced to drop out of the race after it was revealed she was named in a settlement with a male employee who claims she sexually harassed him.
The man alleged she retaliated against him when he spurned her sexual advances.
The Kansas City Star reports:
“Democratic congressional candidate Andrea Ramsey will drop out of the race after The Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources. Court documents show that the man, Gary Funkhouser, and LabOne agreed to dismiss the case permanently after mediation in 2006.
Ramsey, a 56-year-old retired business executive from Leawood, was one of the Democratic candidates vying to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in 2018 in Kansas’ 3rd District.
She was running with the endorsement of Emily’s List, a liberal women’s group that has raised more than a half-million dollars to help female candidates who support abortion rights.
Ramsey dropped out on Friday, her campaign said.
“In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard,” Ramsey said in a statement Friday. “For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process.”
Up to this point, the scandal had consumed the careers of men – most of whom were liberals.
But as a woman, Ramsey puts a different face on this scandal.
The male employee described how she made his work environment hostile after he rejected her romantic advances.
The Star also reports:
“In late March 2005, Ramsey made sexual advances toward him on a business trip, Funkhouser alleged in the complaint.
“After I told her I was not interested in having a sexual relationship with her, she stopped talking to me,” he wrote. “In the office she completely ignored me and avoided having any contact with me.”
Ramsey even moved him out of his office into a cubicle far from her office, Funkhouser wrote.
Before he rejected her advances, Ramsey “repeatedly told me she heard great things from others about my performance,” Funkhouser wrote. “After I rejected her, she told me she now was hearing bad things about my performance and on June 13, 2005, terminated my employment.”
Ramsey will not be the last Democrat – and probably not the last liberal woman – to face consequences for sexual harassment.
But each new scandal chips away at the façade the liberals built up around their party as the sole protectors of women.
We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.