As Newsweek reviews, certainly one of Crenshaw’s denials was that he by no means mentioned Goldstein’s previous or character with Wilkie throughout their temporary assembly at a Dec. 4, 2019 fundraiser. Nonetheless, shortly after the fundraiser—4 minutes to be actual—Wilkie despatched an electronic mail to his high two deputies, writing: “Ask me within the morning what Congressman Crenshaw mentioned concerning the Takano staffer whose glamor shot was in The New York Instances.” Crenshaw advised Newsweek that he by no means spoke with Wilkie about Goldstein and claimed that Wilkie in all probability caught his title within the electronic mail by mistake as a result of the 2 males simply occurred to have not too long ago had lunch collectively.
Nonetheless, the non-public lunch Crenshaw referred to didn’t happen till greater than two weeks afterward December 19, 2019, in line with the OIG report.
Anyone’s mendacity—and all of them are conservatives.
Crenshaw, who enjoys pretending he isn’t only a run-of-the-mill conservative follower, is in a pickle right here. The issue for Crenshaw will not be merely the optics of being a cowardly misogynist however that within the unfolding of this investigation, the true nature of the misogyny is abjectly pathetic. For instance, the data that Wilkie and his workforce ran with, and that Crenshaw was partly chargeable for, was an concept that Goldstein had made related accusations earlier than the alleged incident Veterans Affairs was presupposed to be investigating. The thought right here was that Goldstein’s credibility was suspect as a result of she had made a declare earlier than. Nonetheless, what is understood for positive is that the contractor that Goldstein made the declare in opposition to “did not have credentials to enter the hospital and had been the subject of a previous sexual harassment complaint from a VA employee.”
And but Wilkie and others simply ran with the concept Goldstein and Pelosi and Takano had made the entire thing as much as harm conservatives. Bizarre strategy to run an investigation.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a conservative publicity machine creation, not a frontrunner. A couple of weeks in the past Sen. Ed Markey reminded the world that Crenshaw owes his place as an elected official to one of the crucial transparently tortured and racist riggings of a district map in the entire of Christendom.