Liberal and centrist commentators are more than willing to abandon their feminism for party politics. One of the arguments in Kate Harding’s article is that there are probably more Democrats with histories of sexual abuse, and if Al Franken is removed, those Democrats will probably be removed too. And then how will we fight the Republicans?
You seriously can’t frame this any other way other than the abandonment of feminist principles for authority. Folks who condemn Roy Moore but minimize sexual assault on their own team have no leg to stand on.