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If Clement isn’t fit for caucus, why is he fit to be anyone’s MP?

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08.11.2018

Though he may not know it, Tony Clement is roadkill on the information highway.

This high-ranking, veteran Conservative politician is making the same mistake that Democratic U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner made: deluding himself into thinking that he doesn’t need to resign from public office after getting caught sexting.

He does.

It took Weiner a full 20 days to realize he had to resign after a photo of “his man bulge in boxer briefs” hit Twitter on May 27, 2011. He denied that it was his … well, that it was him. Then more photos showed up. Weiner still insisted he didn’t need to resign.

Others saw it differently. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, called for his head. So did House majority leader Eric Cantor, and six of Weiner’s Democratic colleagues in Congress.

By June 11, 2011, Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had added their voices to the growing list of politicians who saw the writing on the wall for Weiner.

He still refused to go, though he did offer an emotional apology to former president Bill Clinton for the sexting and the lies. It was the least Weiner could do for the man who had officiated at his and Huma Abedin’s wedding.

Then the hammer came down.

President Barack Obama let it be known publicly that if he were Weiner, he would resign. By this time, it had come out that two of the many women the Congressman had been sexting included a Las Vegas blackjack dealer and a 28-year-old budding porn star. Obama’s press secretary said Weiner was becoming a........

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