The Daily Caller
Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, whose son pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting his girlfriend, has for months expressed support for renewing the federal government’s Violence Against Women Act.
Moran issued a lengthy statement in support of reauthorizing the law on May 16, the same day House Republicans brought their version of the law to a vote without allowing Democrats’ amendments. Moran voted against the Republican version of reauthorization, saying the House should take up Senate Democrats’ version.
“Initially enacted in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act established federal programs and policies to combat the harmful and persistent impact that domestic violence, sexual assault, and dating violence has on our society,” Moran said in a statement May 16…
…“The Congressman strongly condemns domestic violence. As was stated in court by both his son Patrick and his girlfriend … the situation was an accident,” read the statement a Moran spokesman gave The Washington Post and other news outlets…
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An accident? Ace sees it differently:
Clumsy Clifford: Jim Moran Says His Son “Accidentally” Bashed His Girlfriend’s Head Into a Trash Barrel, Inadvertantly Breaking Her Nose and Unwittingly Fracturing Her Skull
Butterfingers. Ike Turner just emailed me to say “It happens.”…