I was thinking more that the only way to shut down #metoo, which the Repubicans surely and really want to do, is to have a high-profile case blow up the wrong way. Have a bunch of women accuse… dunno, Rand Paul… some prominent Republican… only to discover that everything they’ve said is a lie. All the people jumping on the Tar-and-Feather train get egg on their face, and #metoo is forced to slow down, and it will then fizzle out and end.
Republicans are going to weaponize #metoo, like they weaponize everything, since they’re operate asymmetrically, that’s a foregone conclusion imo.
Atlhough… maybe not. Maybe i have read this wrong. With so many high profile people in media and entertainment getting pegged - and these disproportionately are liberal leaning persons and industries - maybe they want to keep the #metoo fires burning because they themselves are more fire proof to accusations and they think they can set liberals to sacrificing one another and leaving chaos in their wake. I think they’ll wait and see about the results of the Alabama election before committing to one or another strategy.