I know this is tacky beyond belief, and should be beneath our collective dignity, but it's in the NEWS -- the New York Daily News ..."Politics" section!
I hasten to remind everyone that it was the Left that opened Pandora's Box.
Today, the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocuous, but that turns out to have severe and far-reaching consequences.(Wikipedia)
I'm not surprised that it's coming back to bite them.