Bipartisan Justice

Back on January 10, 2017, it was a day of reckoning on Capitol Hill for the Backpage, when the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a new report saying that Backpage had knowingly facilitated underage trafficking on its site by actively editing ads posted in the “adult services” section. It was then that website’s top executives were subpoenaed to attend a hearing where the Subcommittee, led by Sen. Rob Portman and McCaskill laid out their findings, which were based on over a million pages of internal company documents.

As Senator Clair McCaskill, glaring at the five company executives sitting in front of her, said at the time:

Those children were sold, and they simply tried to sanitize it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of evil.”

To which Sen. Rob Portman echoed:

I believe that this evidence of illegality should lead to a successful prosecution”

When the two parties work together for a common cause justice can prevail and end the evil perpetrated by sites like Backpage and men like Tony Ortega who defend them.

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