Pro-Trump outside group hits Democrats as 'shameless' on harassment

A top outside group supporting President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE is out with a new television and digital ad that accuses Democrats of hypocrisy in their calls for Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMinnesota GOP Senate candidate compared Michelle Obama to a chimp in Facebook post Former campaign aide to New Jersey governor says she was sexually assaulted by his ex-staffer Prosecutor drops some charges against Harvey Weinstein MORE (D-Minn.) to resign after allegations of sexual harassment. 

The spot from Great America Alliance points to donations from disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the Democrats' defense of President Clinton, who the advertisement calls the "harasser in chief," arguing that the change of heart is political. 
“Liberal hypocrisy on this issue is shameless as are the political motives behind their newfound zero-tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment,” Andrew Surabian, a senior Great America Alliance adviser, said in a statement released alongside the new ad. 
Pelosi initially defended Conyers during a November interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," calling him an "icon," defending his record on women's issues and calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate. But she later reversed course and called on Conyers to step aside. 
The group is aligned with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who Surabian worked with at the White House. 
The ad buy comes one day after Franken announced his impending resignation. He too had been dogged by allegations for weeks but made his decision after the dam broke this week as more than half of Senate Democrats called on him to resign.
The mounting revelations about sexual harassment have embroiled both parties on Capitol Hill, with a snowballing of allegations emerging. Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksFreedom Caucus members see openings in leadership AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain MORE (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he'd resign after backlash related to him talking to female staffers about being a surrogate for his child.
And the Republican National Committee and President Trump have faced criticism in recent days for doubling down in support of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused of various degrees of sexual misconduct by women who say Moore pursued them decades ago while they were teenagers.