Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Brett Kavanaugh deserved a thorough investigation and didn’t get it. That was scandalously unjust.
It would also be unjust to neglect a scandal bubbling on my own side: the accusations against Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison.
We should listen to Ellison’s accuser as we listened to Dr. Ford. Giving her our attention and an open mind is the right thing to do, and it will deprive the Republicans of a weapon: The chance to call Democrats hypocrites who attack a Republican for sexual misconduct while letting one of our own people slide away easily.
I hope that Congressman Ellison is innocent. If he’s not, we should run him out of politics and into whatever punishment the law demands. Either way, we need to know if the accusations are true.