Some of the same Democrats who accused Republicans of white-washing sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh left town during the shutdown to attend a weekend 'retreat' in Puerto Rico organized by a senior Democrat being sued by a woman who claims he drugged and molested her when she was 16.
The Democrats cannot claim they don't know about the allegations. Eight months ago, now-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) publicly called for a House Ethics Committee investigation into the molestation allegations against Rep. Tony Cardenas (D., Calif.). The panel has yet to formally launch a probe.
Cardenas is the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's BOLD PAC, which organized and hosted the winter retreat in San Juan where some 30 Democrats, including Cardenas, mingled with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during the government shutdown.
Last week, the woman suing Cardenas over the sexual misconduct allegations identified herself for the first time as 28-year-old Angela Villela Chavez and called for a House ethics inquiry.