Rep. Leo Cardenas (D-Calif.) is chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, which hosted that gathering of Democrats in Puerto Rico last week. He’s the same Cardenas who is accused by a woman of drugging and molesting her when she was 16.
And, according to the Washington Free Beacon’s Susan Crabtree, the same Cardenas of whom then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called in 2018 for an ethics investigation to determine the credibility of the woman’s charge. No ethics probe of Cardenas is known to have been convened.
“Cardenas has vigorously denied the allegations, accusing the woman of seeking revenge for her father, a disgruntled former Cardenas staffer,” Crabtree reports this morning. “His lawyer issued a statement arguing that the request for a House ethics investigation shows that she has a ‘meritless and weak case.’ A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has determined there is enough merit to charges to move forward and has set a trial to begin in August.”
Now that Pelosi is Speaker of the House, how long before an ethics probe of Kavanaugh, uh, excuse me, Cardenas is convened?