Now, back to Pelosi’s bungling of this ordeal: On Thursday, sources close to Conyers said the stress of the scandal landed him in the hospital. Amazingly enough, as news of the congressman’s reportedly deteriorating health ricocheted around newsrooms, Pelosi decided that it would be a good time to call on him to resign.

“The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing, and very credible,” Pelosi said at a conference.

So, Pelosi defended Conyers long enough so as to destroy any sort of moral high ground Democrats could have salvaged from this scandal, and then she demanded his resignation after he was reportedly hospitalized.