Disgraced Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns After Fifth Accusation Of Sexual Abuse Of Children Surfaces

Americans have to get past their obsession with religion and start living in the present.  It’s hilarious and sad that they will believe ancient fictional stories about arks and miracles, but not believe in climate change or more importantly, when victims claim that they are harmed, raped, molested by powerful men, women especially but also men will defend the powerful celebrity or politician every time.  Even though they don’t know the person, they assume everyone famous is innocent and every accuser is a liar. It’s disgusting of them.  05092017_murray-presser_111043_tzr
Seattle’s Democratic Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled politician.  Murray, a Democrat and the city’s first openly gay mayor, said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so the scandal would no longer overshadow his office.

The mayor’s announcement comes after his cousin gave an interview with the Seattle Times alleging abuse, the latest in a series of similar accusations. The cousin is the fifth person to publicly accuse Murray of child sexual abuse since a lawsuit was filed against him in April.
Murray denied the allegations, as he has in the past. Previously, he called them part of a political effort to stymy his progressive agenda and support for LGBTQ and immigrant rights.

“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,” he said in a statement.

“To the people of this special city and to my dedicated staff, I am sorry for this painful situation.”
Council President Bruce Harrell will become mayor upon Murray’s resignation. Harrell has five days to decide to hold the position for the remainder of Murray’s term, which ends in December.
Murray, 62, was elected in 2014 after 18 years as a state lawmaker. In his statement Tuesday, he touted his accomplishments from his political career. As an openly gay state legislator, he sponsored Washington state’s historic marriage equality law and a landmark bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Since the lawsuit, four more men have publicly accused Murray of various forms of sexual abuse when they were teens. CNN has not independently verified the claims.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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