John Conyers

The whirlwind hits Washington: Franken, Franks, Conyers herald more to come

The whirlwind hits Washington: Franken, Franks, Conyers herald more to come

As charges of sexual misconduct felled men in Hollywood, the media and technology this fall, Washington seemed notably to hesitate, sticking with an older code of impunity, hoping to avoid a painful moment of reckoning.

When the moment hit this week, the toppled men sounded bewildered.

Their puzzled words, like the crack in the ground after an earthquake, served as a signpost: A fault line runs through here, and after years of building tension, it has suddenly shifted.

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