One of the women said that her friends dissuaded her from coming forward. “A number of them advised her to keep the story to herself, arguing that Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose. She described this response as heartbreaking.”

Another of Schneiderman’s victims didn’t complain because “he’s a good attorney general, he’s doing good things. I didn’t want to jeopardize that.”

This story should be an eye-opener that our tribal political squabbles have gone too far. We have to stop putting political goals before everything else. When we put them before our own physical safety, it is long past time to reassess.