Democrats are constantly awash in scandals.

A sitting senator is on trial for bribery.

Now one top Democrat was forced to resign after horrific accusations of molesting children piled up.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray abruptly resigned after a fifth individual stepped forward to allege Murray abused him when he was a child.

Murray has been under fire as allegations that he had sexually molested children for decades surfaced in April.

The breaking point was when the fifth accuser – his cousin who alleged Murray forced him to have sex when he was 13 and the two shared a room at his mother’s house in the 1970s.

The Seattle Times reported:

“He announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after news emerged that a younger cousin was publicly accusing Murray of molesting him in New York in the 1970s.

Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, didn’t appear in public to make the announcement. Instead, he issued a statement saying his resignation would be effective 5 p.m. Wednesday.

“While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business,” the mayor said.

He added he was proud of his accomplishments in a long political career, including landmark gay civil-rights laws and enactment of a $15 minimum hourly wage.

It was a stunning end to a monthslong drama that has seen five men step forward to accuse Murray of sexually abusing them years ago, when they were teenagers.

Since the allegations began to emerge in April, Murray has continued to say he is innocent. Though he ended his re-election campaign in May, Murray until Tuesday had insisted he would not resign, despite calls for his exit.”

City Councilman Bruce Harrell will now serve as Mayor after Murray resigned in disgrace.

The Seattle Times also reported:

“Council President Bruce Harrell will temporarily serve as mayor and will decide within five days whether to take on the role of acting mayor past the Nov. 7 election.

Harrell may turn down the position of acting mayor because accepting it would require him to give up his council seat. If he demurs, the council will pick another of its members to serve until the election results are certified.

In the election, Seattle voters are choosing between former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan and planner Cary Moon, and the winner will take over the mayor’s office after the election results are certified Nov. 28.”

Murray’s resignation is another body blow for the Democrat Party.

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is on trial for corruption.

Congresswoman – and former Democratic National Committee Chair – Debbie Wasserman Schultz is neck deep in a scandal where her former IT staffers are accused of conducting a sensitive data breach of Congresses’ computer servers.

The mounting scandals will allow Republicans to create a “culture of corruption” narrative that could bury the Democrats in the 2018 midterms.

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