On December 1st, Patrick Moran beat up his girlfriend outside a Washington DC nightclub, giving her a broken nose, swollen eyes, and fractured skull. He was charged with felony domestic violence assault. In a plea bargain today he plead guilty to simple assault. Details here and here. Congressman Moran referred to the incident as “embarrassing” and said that his son is “a good kid”. REALLY? A good kid beats up a woman?!! And it’s just “embarrassing”? Not horrific? Not terrible?! Not “he obviously needs some serious psychological help”?! Kid? He’s no kid, he’s a large adult who beat up a woman!
This is the same son of Jim Moran who earlier in the summer discussed, on camera, how to commit voter and later resigned from his father’s campaign.
In 1999 Jim Moran’s wife accused him of spousal abuse and they later divorced. Moran was also accused of manhandling an 8 year old child who he accused of attempting to steal his car. More on Jim Moran’s history of violence here and here.
The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Like Father, like son, repeating what he learned at his father’s knee. Or backhand.