Republican Roy Moore “allegedly” hit on teenage girls as a 30-year-old man and the mainstream media provides wall-to-wall coverage costing him a seat in the Senate. A sitting Congressional Democrat admits to hitting his wife? Move along, says the MSM – nothing to see here!
From Daily Wire:
Tom Carper (D-DE) admitted to smacking his wife in a recently unearthed interview from 1998, despite denying the allegations when he first ran for Congress in 1982.
Carper, who said the allegations published by the New York Post had no “basis in fact,” won the election by blaming his Republican opponent for trying to smear him and his wife, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
Sixteen years later Carper admitted to Delaware reporter Celia Cohen that the accusations that he hit his wife were true.
More from Washington Free Beacon:
Hours after publication of this article, Carper provided the following statement to the New York Times.
“In 1982, during my first campaign for Congress, I was falsely accused of beating my wife and physically abusing my stepchildren. I defended myself by telling the truth, and was joined in that defense not only by my former wife, Diane, but also by her children, Greg and Stephanie. I stand by what I said back in 1982, as does Greg, whom I raised for five years and consider my own. I believe that if Diane and Stephanie were still living, they would stand by me, too.
“That said, I have made many mistakes in my life and have always been willing to admit them. One of those mistakes took place 37 years ago when I slapped my then-wife, Diane, during a heated argument. It was wrong. I regretted it then and I still do today. During a child custody battle between Diane and her former husband, I was truthful about this incident. I was truthful again when asked about it during a 1998 interview.
“Any claim that I lied or attempted to hide my behavior is false. I am a man who has made his share of mistakes, but I am not and never have been one who abuses his wife and children. You don’t have to take my word for it. My late first wife was very clear to our local paper back in 1982 – she never would have allowed her children or herself to be abused. Greg’s words from the 1990s speak volumes about the kind of stepfather I was to his sister and him.
“This is a difficult topic that dredges up feelings from many decades ago, but sunshine is the best disinfectant. I am grateful that my family has accepted the mistakes that I’ve made in the past and that they love me today. My stepson, Greg, and his family remain a special part of my life, as does his maternal grandmother, whom I still visit at her home in Sussex County Delaware, as recently as last month.”
Congressional Democrats won’t turn this into a big issue.
They already found their scapegoats in Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers, both of whom are set to resign.
Don’t expect the media to cover this story, either. They didn’t back then, so why start now?