“We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process,” stated Democrat Andrea Ramsey.
We may never actually know the truth between the accusations and what really happened, since many of the accusers are raising ‘crimes’ that occurred years–even decades–ago.
Now, the Democrats’ lynch mob has claimed a victim who vehemently denies the accusations that she sexually harassed a male employee 12 years ago, while she was an HR exectutive in the private sector.
Retired corporate executive and lawyer Andrea Ramsey was running (until today) for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional district, against Republican Kevin Yoder.
However, in a 2005 lawsuit, Ramsey was accused by a terminated-male subordinate of sexual harassment and retaliation for rejecting her alleged sexual advances.
Although her company settled the lawsuit, Ramsey vehemently denies the accusations, saying that, because the lawsuit was against her company–not her, she was unable to defend herself against the accusations 12 years ago.
Nevertheless, in its “rush” to judgement, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has pulled its support of her candidacy.
As a result, in a blistering letter about the lack of due process in today’s political discourse, Ramsey announced she is dropping out of the race.
In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard. For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process.
On balance, it is far more important to me that women are stepping forward to tell their stories and confront their harassers than it is to continue our campaign. But, DCCC’s decision is bad for Democratic chances to flip KS-03. Our campaign has amassed hundreds of committed volunteers, thousands of individual donations, endorsements and national attention. I have been the consistent front-runner, raising more money than all of my other Democratic opponents combined. I had the clearest path to defeat Kevin Yoder, given my health care, legal and business background and deep ties to both Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. The DCCC, as gatekeeper of endorsements and campaign funding has made its choice, once again putting its thumb on the scales by not allowing the democratic primary process to proceed. It must live with the consequences of its shortsighted and reactive decision to eviscerate our campaign by not providing it with structural or financial support.
As a first-time candidate, I am disappointed and disillusioned by the political process. However, I have been humbled and honored by the grace, support and encouragement shown me by the citizens of Miami, Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. It has been an honor to seek to represent you. I will continue to seek future opportunities to serve our community and fight for our Republic, just not as your Congresswoman.
Another public lynching has served its purpose, apparently.