For-now-Senator Al Franken (D-MN), a caustic Progressive, resigned from the US Senate because he got caught groping and sexually assaulting women in his earlier "comedian" days. Bet the farm that if an overwhelming number of sexual harassment allegations hadn't surfaced, Franken would still be sitting as an elected Senator from Minnesota.
Aside from the fact that Franken continued to hide his sexual predator status behind the cloak of plausible deniablity -- saying he has always been a champion of women's rights and that he remembers each instance of alleged harassment "differently," there is a larger event that took place with his resignation.
Along with the "retirement" of US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), again over allegations of sexual harassment, the Progressive and Democrat leaderships will use the demise of these two individuals as a marker to insist they have purged the "caveman mentality" from their political party. They will parade the carcasses of these two men as trophies through the public square in an attempt to divert scrutinizing eyes and paint themselves, once again, as champions of women, diversity, and equality. It is a move of deception void of true soul-searching.
Democrats will attempt to make this event a pivot point to snare Republicans, and especially Pres. Trump, trying to equate words with deeds. We should all understand that while sexist bravado is distasteful, it is still miles short of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment.
Locker room bravado; braggadocios chode-warrioring is absolutely not the same as groping a woman as she sleeps or forcing your tongue down someone's throat against their wishes.