December 18 – An aide to US Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland has lost his job after a sex tape showed up in a private online group of him having sex with another man in a Senate hearing room.
Aidan Maese-Czeropski, the former legislative aide, has since admitted to poor judgment and that he will be looking into legal avenues available to him.
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “He said, oh, this is about me being attacked for who I love. No. You could have had an opposite sex couple and they’re doing exactly the same thing and it would have been the same result. It would have been the same kind of disgusting display and disrespect for where he works.”
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “And Ben (Cardin) who can’t wait to lecture you and point fingers at you, this lefty. Now all of a sudden, the storied halls of the Capitol and J6 and look at what your employee has done to a judiciary room. What do we hear from a loudmouth Ben? A whole lot of nothing. I’ll have no further comment on this. This is an employee matter.”
Jansen noted, “They called it a private matter, which is kind of ridiculous.”
Ryan said, “That’s my building. That’s my room. That’s my WiFi most likely.”
Attorney Clint Barkdoll agreed, “That’s right. Cardin is on his way out, of course, next year. I think that this guy could be charged criminally. There’s all sorts of possible legal issues here, trespassing, illegal use of government property. The Senate is still in session. It’s not clear how the staffers accessed this room. There’s some suggestion there might even be property damage. So I think you may see criminal charges filed, but again, here we are just a reflection on where we are, where the government is.”
The Senate plans to further investigate.
Barkdoll said, “It’s on video. I mean, what more of an investigation would there need to be here? The thing to watch I think this week will be what are the criminal charges and is there other stuff going on that we don’t see from the video that’s been released online?”
Jansen said, “We shouldn’t be surprised when somebody from the LGBTQ – and I don’t include all gay people in that, by any means – people who follow that ideology. Their point is to disrupt norms. So why wouldn’t he do something like that if that’s the point of that ideology? So I think we have to be very careful in pretending that it’s some kind of ethnic group because it’s not and stop hiring for diversity purposes and start hiring for merit.”
What kind of charges could the staffer be facing?
Barkdoll said, “Certainly there could be criminal trespass charges. There are special laws that apply to the use of federal property. If he illegally accesses that room, that in and of itself could be a crime. Just the open lewdness could be a crime. Apparently not only did they videotape this, but they uploaded it on to some kind of a chat message board for gay staffers in Congress. That’s where some media outlets picked this up, ran with the story. The video was then taken down. All of that could be criminal, and again, he’s been fired. He has issued a statement but I think we’ll know in the next few days where this goes.”