The problem as I see it, is that there is a large constituency of mostly white males for whom the whole idea of reconciliation is offensive. They will argue against implementation of any and all proposals using the kind of underhanded, misleading arguments designed to divide and alienate.
And Helps, Isitt and co have just stoked the division, likely hoping they could score a political quick win by fanning the prejudices. Set back reconciliation? Who cares? They are desperate and don't care who gets hurt, as long as they win.
Bury sexual harrassment allegations? Can do. Lie about burying harrassment allegations? Check. Whatever it takes to win.