As much as I enjoy seeing a Rat fry, I despise these accusations surfacing after 15-20 years. Who the hell can defend against it? The court of public opinion has then already decided guilty, just to be sure. Even if decided innocent, they are ruined.
Decades old accusations have become acceptable in the arena of politics. The 24/7 media jumps on them as if all accusations are equal.
A casualty of journalistic ethics has gone by the wayside with the fierce competition between news outlets and the blatant partisanship of same.
It’s impossible to say who is telling the truth after decades. So someone with an axe to grind against a prominent person needs to merely come forth with an attention getting accusation and the accused is ruined.
Although I’m always glad to see a Democrat resign, esp. in a swing district, at some point this becomes ridiculous.
The more common it becomes, the less seriously it will be taken to the point where even if it is truthful, people will just nod off in boredom.