Unlike Trump and Moore Franken apologized for his behavior and agreed to fully cooperate with an investigation, promising to make amends for the harm his behavior had caused.
The way Democrats have reacted to the serious allegations against some of their most respected leaders stands in stark contrast to the Republican Party.
The party has followed the exact same pattern with Moore, who faces extremely serious allegations of molesting and harassing teenagers in a way that was so public, he was banned from the local mall.
When those allegations first broke, Republicans criticized Moore and some even called on him to drop out of the race. Moore made it clear he would do no such thing and instead launched vicious smears against his many accusers.
Trump’s spokespeople attempted to keep some distance between Moore and the president, but Trump ultimately doubled down on his endorsement of Moore.