Accusations against Kruse questioned

I have to question the validity of the accusations surrounding Sen. Jeff Kruse. To start with, the two accusers are both Democrats.

Judging by the way the Democrats are treating President Trump, one has to wonder if these two women are the Maxine Waters of the Oregon Legislature. Jeff Kruse has served Douglas County and the state of Oregon well for many years.

I would hate to see an outstanding career destroyed because of partisan politics.

We don’t know what really happened

Regarding the Jeff Kruse accusations, it appears some people don’t believe in innocent until proven guilty.

If a man is accused of inappropriate behavior, then they are guilty. Period. So far, none of us know what really happened or when, what is really going on. We only know a woman said Kruse inappropriately touched her. Just what does this mean? We have no idea.

So it is really unfair at this point to tar and feather this man, or any man in this situation, until we have the facts. It bothers me that suddenly we are inundated with various accusations against various men with no corroboration. Apparently it’s the Weinstein affect — women start going over relationships with men, thinking perhaps they have been victimized. Maybe they have. How will we know with those who waited five, 10 or 20 years to speak about it?

I truly sympathize with any woman who has been inappropriately touched. No one should have to deal with this, but we women need to remember to speak up right away if it happens and take steps to assure it doesn’t happen again. I have no way of knowing the truth about the Kruse accusations. All I’m saying is, let’s not rush to judgment here. That isn’t fair.

Remember, if a man is falsely or wrongly accused like this, where does he go to get his reputation back? Because people tend to remember the accusation, not the retraction or correction of what may or may not have happened. These types of accusations put road blocks in man/woman relationship, leaving men unsure how to act, thus hesitant to deal with women. Will a compliment of your dress offend? Be clear how you expect to be treated — don’t settle for less. Instead of a victim, be a victor.

Jeff Molinari

Milwaukie

Midge Frost

Roseburg

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