BuzzFeed Posts, Deletes Tweet That Kihuen is ‘Only’ Dem With Harassment Charges Still in Office BuzzFeed Posts, Deletes Tweet That Kihuen is ‘Only’ Dem With Harassment Charges Still in Office – NTK Network

BuzzFeed Posts, Deletes Tweet That Kihuen is ‘Only’ Dem With Harassment Charges Still in Office

BuzzFeed News tweeted that Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) is the only Democrat facing sexual misconduct allegations still in office. That was ... not true.

By NTK Staff | 12.21.2017 @9:02am
BuzzFeed Posts, Deletes Tweet That Kihuen is ‘Only’ Dem With Harassment Charges Still in Office

On Wednesday, BuzzFeed News tweeted, then corrected, a tweet claiming that Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) is the last Democrat facing sexual misconduct allegations that is still in office.

BuzzFeed News apparently forgot about Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who put off until Wednesday announcing that he will resign his seat effective January 2. They also forgot about Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), whose behavior allegedly forced the Treasury Department to make a taxpayer-funded settlement of $220,000.

Then there are the rumors of a coming reckoning for members of Congress, in the form of a bombshell report – or reports – involving up to 40 or more members of Congress. This, of course, can be expected to loop in both Democrats and Republicans.

BuzzFeed News first broke the story on Kihuen and were eager to pile on. At least the publication corrected the mistake, which can’t always be expected on Twitter.

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