Despite the Democrats’ insistence that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t have been confirmed to the high court because of unsubstantiated accusations of sexual assault, they themselves continue to support a congressional candidate accused of molesting a teen.
They specifically continue to support California Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who stands accused of drugging and then sexually molesting a 16-year-old “star teenage athlete” in 2007, and who nevertheless may be seen below fundraising/partying with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:
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Great to spend some time with several members of the @hispanic.caucus at #boldpac and can’t wait to welcome several new members after The #bluewave in November ??? #2018midterms #takebackthehouse @vgescobar915 @jesuschuygar @senatorsylvia @grcj30 @repraulruizmd @repbarragan @reprubengallego @jimmygomezca @repcardenas @juanabmatias @repbarragan @reproybalallard @repbenraylujan @governorterrymcauliffe @repcarbajal @feroxstrategies #hustle
According to a lawsuit filed by his now-grown alleged victim back in April, she met Cárdenas at a golf tournament in 2005 and subsequently grew close to him. Two years later the then-Los Angeles City Council member invited her to play a round with him at the Hillcrest Country Club.
“Several hours into their game, the suit said, the man handed her a cup of ice water; it had an unusual taste, so she took just a few sips. The pair played golf for four or five hours, when the teenager ‘suddenly collapsed to the ground but did not lose consciousness’,” the Los Angeles Times reported in April before Cárdenas had been publicly outed as the perpetrator.
“The man drove her to the emergency room. During the ride, he reached inside her shirt and rubbed her breasts, the suit alleges. He also reached down her shorts and fondled her vagina, according to the suit. Jane Doe was ‘frozen from shock,’ according to the lawsuit.”
The suit also mentioned an incident where the California politician seemingly threatened her.
“Mr. Doe told a joke, but she failed to laugh at it. In response, Mr. Doe told her, ‘Remember where your dad works.’ She perceived that as a threat against her family’s security,” the lawsuit reportedly stated.
The victim’s father reportedly worked for Cárdenas both when he was a member of the Los Angeles City Council and also later when he became a congressman.
While these allegations remain unsubstantiated — much like the flimsy accusations against Justice Kavanaugh — the fact that such allegations exist should be enough to spur Democrats into not supporting Cárdenas’ reelection campaign. It’d only be fair given their treatment of Kavanaugh.
Note what Cárdenas’ colleague in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Ben Ray Luján tweeted after Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford delivered contradictory testimony to Congress last month:
I have joined my colleagues in calling for Senate Majority Leader McConnell to immediately postpone any proceedings on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until the FBI fully investigates the multiple serious and disturbing allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. https://t.co/WGeCzxYkS0
— Ben Ray Lujan (@repbenraylujan) September 27, 2018
Though House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called for an Ethics Committee investigation into the molestation allegations back in May, as of October no investigation had yet been launched. Nor had the House minority leader even condemned Cárdenas’s alleged actions.
Meanwhile, Cárdenas had reportedly launched a legal defense fund with the Ethics Committee’s backing. All this stunning hypocrisy by Democrats has not been well received on social media.
ONLY CARE ABOUT #FALUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST
BUT DON’T GIVE A #RATS ? A$$ ABOUT
— eavesdropann CovFeFe #FeedTheGITMO (@eavesdropann) October 6, 2018
@repbenraylujan seems to have a double standard when it comes to sexual assault allegations. Have you called for Tony Cardenas to step down or return the 60K his BOLD PAC has given the @dccc this year? I guess when it’s your team the rules are different. https://t.co/oMYq0PuUJZ
— Chris Manning (@Manning4USCong) October 6, 2018
The Dems don’t care about women. They only want an identity stick to beat opponents with them.
What frauds they are. https://t.co/8BKMtSaWET
— BrunoBehrend (@BrunoBehrend) October 6, 2018
Don’t forget Tony Cardenas in CA. Up for re-election and Dems won’t say a word….he’s accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old. But he pulls 75% of the vote so Dems are hush-hush. Because they love their power more than any constituent. #Hypocrites
— I’m Triggered (@StopThisMadnes1) May 8, 2018
Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Call on Tony Cardenas to Resign After Child Molestation Claim
Imagine that. If it were a conservative she’d be up in arms. These libs are such total hypocrites and frauds! Child molestation at that!!https://t.co/c0SneRMuWZ
— Top Blog Sites (@TopInfoBlogs) May 9, 2018
Fancy Nancy… She’s a proud hypocrite and a follower of “do as I say, don’t do as I do”. Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Call on Tony Cardenas to Resign After Child Molestation Claim | Breitbart https://t.co/Ht7SjVLHeS
— William Easterling (@Beast18Z) May 7, 2018
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