Another Democrat scandal just shook up the 2018 midterm elections
Democrats anticipate a banner year in 2018.
They believe a blue wave will sweep them into power.
But a big Democrat scandal could send the party down in flames.
Congressman Jared Polis is the Democrat nominee for Governor in Colorado.
He was favored to win in that blue state.
But a woman’s assault complaint from his past could upend the race.
Patricia Hughes filed a complaint in 1999 that Polis shoved her and injured her.
The Daily Wire reports:
Polis, whose legal name at the time was Jared Polis Schutz, told police that Hughes “had given her resignation a few days earlier, but called him on the day in question saying she had information to ‘go after’ him if her exit from the company did not go smoothly.”
Polis immediately drove to the office and asked to go through her personal belongings to see if she was taking any company property. She refused, so he called the police.
Polis’ account of what happened: “After hanging up with the dispatcher, Ms. Hughes attempted to leave the office. Mr. Schutz physically blocked the door to prevent her from leaving. She moved toward him again, this time hitting him with one of her bags. Mr. Schutz then put both of his hands on her shoulders and pushed her back to prevent her from leaving.”
Hughes’ account of what happened: “Hughes then tried to leave and Schutz did not let her leave. Hughes said that he grabbed her and pushed her back into the office. Hughes said that when Schutz pushed her she was pushed back into a file cabinet, hurting her leg. Hughes said that she then said that she was going to call 911 and went to the phone. Hughes said that she tried calling 911 three times and twice Schutz hung the phone up. The third time Hughes got through.”
The police found multiple bruises on Hughes.
She claimed Polis caused them.
The police believed she could have gotten the bruises removing files from Polis’s filing cabinet.
But she did win a temporary restraining order against him.
Polis’ assault allegations is just another assault scandal piling up for the Democrats.
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