A top Democrat Senator running in a tough reelection is facing a sexual assault claim. The Daily Wire reports:
This sounds vaguely familiar.
In what Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is decrying as nothing less than “character assassination,” Republican senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci’s campaign issued a news release late Thursday detailing the unsubstantiated allegations of an unnamed woman who said that Brown made an “an unexpected, uninvited, unwanted, and sudden advance” on her, “roughly pushing her up against a wall” in the late-1980s.
The Renacci campaign news release features a statement from attorney Laura Mills, who is a supporter and former business partner of the congressman, who said she was put into contact with the unnamed accuser by a friend. Like the accusations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the allegation against Brown includes no date, location, or corroborating evidence. And, like, the first allegations against Kavanaugh, the accuser is described as “very credible” and a “professional woman.” Below is Mills’ summary of the accuser’s claims:
“She met Sherrod Brown in the course of her work and had occasion to be briefly alone with him, but not on a date. She told a friend in confidence about her unwanted and unexpected experience in the late 80’s. This was months ago, shortly after the MeToo movement began, and the reason she told her friend was to explain why she believed many of the women, as something unwanted had happened to her with a prominent politician. She had no intention of coming forward and did not know that the friend would later contact Jim Renacci with it. When she did, he referred her to discuss the experience with me.”
If all women are to be believed as Democrats say, will Brown resign?