The rising progressive star, attempting to unseat a Massachusetts congressman, was hit with allegations of sexual impropriety.
It's worth noting that Joe Biden can be the subject of multiple and serious accusations of improper sexual conduct and still manage to be the Democratic nominee for President, while the Alex Morse campaign is under assault for far less.
"An earlier version of this piece incorrectly stated Richard Neal voted for NAFTA. He did not."
No, he just single handedly derailed congress's attempt at ending surprise medical bills to bail out his PE buddies. If it was up to me he'd have an appointment with a guillotine. I would be absolutely shocked if these 'college democrats' don't all have internships on the hill lined up. After all, what could possibly be more american than naked corruption that puts millions of poor and working class people in medical debt taking a backseat to a moral panic about consensual sex. I hate everything about this worthless shithole country.
Zephyr Teachout offered the right response here: She acknowledged the place for legitimate debate on the issue, but firmly smacked down the attempt to derail a political campaign over it without proving there was a power imbalance or a coercive, manipulative dimension of a relationship, especially one with a conflict of interest. It's not merely desirable to furnish actual proof of manipulative, domineering behavior by Morse; it's necessary to do so. In the absence of proof of improper behavior (which is an entirely different thing from behavior which gives us a weird vibe), this is a vicious and vile smear. Postscript: The left needs to STOP fighting culture wars; the elite oligarchy and the plutocrats (Cuomo) running this country into the ground laugh all the way to the bank when they see the left eating itself over this stuff while Richie Neal, a corrupt and awful entrenched incumbent, skates free and gets re-elected. Can we think a few moves ahead and realize how poisonous culture-war politics are? It's exactly what the establishment and the corporate elites want to perpetuate, because it shields them from scrutiny not just as a matter of media focus, but also as a matter of the emotional energy normies spend on political campaigns. If normies get sucked into consensual relationships with students while Richie Neal tries to prevent poor people from filing their taxes for free, oligarchy and oppression win. WE LOSE.
Creepy? Undoubtedly. Disqualifying? Absolutely not. Evangelicals don't care about moral hangups about their candidates, why should we?