Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the 2016 presidential election decided what voters think about the accusations by women against Donald Trump.
Let me ponder that for a moment. Umm, actually it didn’t settle it. Or perhaps it did in a way that Sanders didn’t intend.
Several women have accused the president of behaving badly toward them; they have alleged incidents of groping, unwanted kissing and assorted tomfoolery they didn’t seek or want.
This is news today because of the sexual abuse allegations that have brought the downfall of Hollywood moguls, actors and politicians. Trump remains untouched. Some senators have called on Trump to resign, just as three members of Congress have done. Other critics are suggesting an ethics investigation is in order.
Oh, what did the election settle? Sanders said Trump’s Electoral College victory meant the issue is gone.
Nope. It isn’t.
Let’s see. How did Trump do in the popular vote? He received 62,985,134 votes. Oh, and how many votes went to Hillary Rodham Clinton? 65,853,652.
That’s a difference of 2,850,518 votes … in Hillary’s favor.
Thus, I do believe Sarah Sanders is mistaken if she thinks the election settled anything.