CNN’s Sally Kohn has written an op-ed suggesting “extreme vetting” was needed for American men, though what that means was never made clear.
“We must together open our eyes. Donald Trump called for the expansion of ‘extreme vetting’ for people entering the United States,” Kohn writes in the op-ed published Friday on CNN.com. “Why aren’t we ‘extreme vetting’ men who are here? Why aren’t we talking about toxic masculinity?”
“Why aren’t we, as a society, seriously scrutinizing men and masculinity,” she continues. “And how the way we raise our children, treat our workers and form our policies perpetuates behavior we say we don’t want.”
The Daily Caller reports the op-ed targets men who have been accused of sexual assault and other serious sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have all been accused of sexual abuse recently.
“The answer, of course, is also the problem. It is because men wield disproportionate power and privilege that we have failed to question this reality — and improve upon it — in any serious way,” Kohn writes. “[m]en may change diapers now and cook and “help” around the house, but consider that more than half of American male voters — and 42% of women — appear to have accepted a presidential candidate’s brag about sexual assault as merely “locker room talk” and elected him President anyway.”
However, the ever hypocritical Kohn couldn’t keep her cool when a conservative panelist brought up Bill Clinton’s sex scandals during a segment discussing allegations against Roy Moore.
While appearing on “CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin,” Kohn said, “the Republican Party already shot itself in the foot by not distancing themselves from Donald Trump when 11 women made similar, adult women at least made allegations against him and he himself bragged about sexually assaulting women,”
Former Trump campaign advisor Jack Kingston responded by saying, “Sally, I wasn’t going to bring up William Jefferson Clinton, but I never heard…”
“Oh, I had a feeling you were,” Kohn said, interrupting Kingston.
“Well no, I wasn’t going to go there,” Kingston responded. “I was actually going to stay with Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, but since you brought it up, where were the Democrats denouncing him…”
“Jack, the difference between Bill Clinton and Donald Trump is Bill Clinton was impeached. So we aired that one as a public. And also, he’s not currently the President,” Kohn said.
“He was impeached for perjury,” noted Kingston.
“Listen this is fine. I’m fine watching this Roy Moore thing go down. Because with condolences to the poor statesman, of course, the women who he has abused and made suffer–we are watching the destruction of the Republican Party before our very eyes,” Kohn deflected. “They are doing themselves systemic damage for generations. And I’m going to be honest, I’m here for it.”
“Don’t overclaim. Let me give you congratulations for Tuesday, was a great day. But I also want to point out year-to-date our fundraising of 104 million at the RNC, and I think you are around the 40 million range,” Kingston responded.
It seems Kohn’s already forgotten what happened the last time the Dems convinced themselves of their own righteousness. And I’m going to be honest, I’m here for it.
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