Rep. John Conyers. Sen. Al Franken. Two Congressional Democrats who recently resigned due to sexual assault allegations. However, the party isn’t out of the woods just yet. Check out the latest Dem to resign over rape allegations…
From Los Angeles Times:
A regional director with the California Democratic Party submitted his resignation on Thursday, nearly two weeks after a 23-year-old woman reported that he sexually assaulted her last year, spurring party leaders to seek his ouster.
Craig Cheslog served as Region 2 director spanning the East Bay, Napa, Sonoma and the Clearlake areas. In a statement, his lawyer, Mary P. Carey, said she and her client were “confident that a full and fair exploration of this matter, undertaken in an appropriate, fact-governed venue, would exonerate Mr. Cheslog.”
“We are prepared, if necessary, to put forward the facts of this matter in just such a venue,” she said.
Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman and other officials initially called for Cheslog’s removal in a Nov. 29 letter to state party secretary Jenny Bach. They said he was seen acting “in an inappropriate and sexually aggressive manner” toward a member of the party in a public area of the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel, following a Nov. 18 executive board meeting.
“The level to which this activity advanced made a number of those in attendance uncomfortable,” the letter stated. It added that another member reported “that Mr. Cheslog raped her at a CDP executive board meeting the previous year.”
More from East County Today:
Cheslog, who was elected to the Acalanes Union High School District Board of Trustees, was not available for comment. He has since been fired from his position at Common Sense Media after their investigation.
According to the letter which was provided to ECT on December 11, California Democrats have received multiple reports that Mr. Cheslog acted in an inappropriate and sexually aggressive manner towards one of their members in the public areas of the Westin San Francisco Airport hotel November 18, 2017, at the Winter 2017 CDP Executive Board Meeting.
Cheslog won’t be the last to resign.
What a crazy year!