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Rep. Jim Moran’s Son Guilty of Beating Up His Girlfriend in Columbia Heights

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Rep. Moran says his son's incident was an accident, and Patrick Moran's girlfriend blames her injuries on a broken high heel.

Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, is having a bad year. First, undercover video operative James O'Keefe caught him on tape half-heartedly discussing how to commit voter fraud...while acting as the field director for his dad's campaign. Now Moran's taken a more criminal turn, pleading guilty earlier today to beating up his girlfriend outside a Columbia Heights bar.

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th Street bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend's head into the bar's metal trash can cage.

After the attack, police described Moran's girlfriend as "bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen." One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

Moran was arrested for felony domestic violence assault, but pleaded the charge down to simple assault today. He was sentenced to probation.

In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran described his son and his girlfriend as "good kids."

"I hope their privacy will be respected," the congressman said. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”

Read the police report on Moran's case here:

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  1. #1

    "Moran was arrested for felony domestic violence assault, but pleaded the charge down to simple assault today. He was sentenced to probation."

    WTF? We're all treated equally under the law. Some are just treated more equally than others.

  2. #2

    If he was an ordinary citizen, he would have spent a few months in jail.....because he's a politician's son, he gets a slap on the wrist. I hope that his "girlfriend" not only kicks his douche bag azz to the curb, she sues the crap out of him for her injuries.

  3. #3

    PATRICK MORAN is having a bad year? Sounds like the girl who had her FACE BASHED INTO A METAL TRASH CAN is having a BAD YEAR. Way to miss the point there, WCP.

  4. #4

    The apple doesn't fall far, BTW...

    "Jim Moran is a wife-smacking, bribe-taking, black child-shaking anti-Semite that has earned the protection of the local Democratic party"

    http://jezebel.com/5076227/why-you-shouldnt-vote-for-a-bad-guy-with-good-positions

  5. #5

    And here I thought "Good Kid" and "Domestic Violence Perp" were mutually exclusive categories!

  6. #6

    Nice, Rep. Moran is talking like a domestic violence apologist here. "They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them". "Embarrassing situation"?! WTF?! As if they got into an argument in a restaurant, they both got a little heated and raised their voices, and embarrassed themselves? He allegedly slammed his girlfriend's head into a metal trashcan cage and broke her nose and fractured her skull! This is a brutal act of domestic violence, not "an embarrassing situation".

  7. #7

    Who was the judge in this case? The US Attorney that allowed Moran to pled down the charges?

  8. #8

    Can you blame her for being to afraid to leave him? Look how powerful his family is. He could probably kill her and make it seem like she just went into hiding after this.

  9. #9

    What's tragic is those who're trying to argue that Patrick Moran is the victim. But most recognize that he's just being groomed to be a good Democrat.

    The question now is has Patrick Moran shown his handlers enough that he's ready to move on to "union thug" beat downs? Will Jimmy Hoffa deploy him in the coming civil war that he's predicting in Michigan?!?

  10. #10

    I love the commentary that he "half heartedly" offered help suggesting voter fraud. Clearly, he is a fine young man of high moral character and would never do anything untoward.

  11. #11

    It doesn't sound like the guy got special treatment because of his father. When my ex assaulted me in a similar manner she spent the night in jail and had to take some anger management classes, but those were the only consequences.

    Moran's girlfriend and I made out better than a relative of mine, whose well-meaning neighbors called the MPD when they heard her boyfriend beating her. The cops that showed up apologized for wasting the boyfriend's time and told the injured victim, in more vulgar terms, that SHE belonged in jail for making a scene.

    The law enforcement and judicial systems in DC apparently believe that domestic violence is simply an "embarrassing situation" as well.

  12. #12

    Over the years the Morans have proven that they are horrible people who lack a moral center. Virginians would do well to get both Jim and Brian Moran out of political power.

  13. #13

    He should have told her to put some ice on it. That's what good democrats do.

  14. #14

    Typical Democrat treatment of women. Spill your seed on her blue dress, let her drown in your car, or bash her face into a metal grate, and you'll be protected because you're a Democrat, or a Democrat's spawn. No jail time for the Swells.

    Just call a woman a name, though, and not be a Democrat: then the knives come out.

  15. #15

    Typical liberal thug.

  16. #16

    (Stupid b****! Look what you made me do!)
    What? No, it was an accident officer! Wasn't it, honey?
    Tell the man how it wasn't my fault, baby. Go on, tell him.
    Well, at least Daddy can get this pleaded down for me.
    I'm so sorry, babe. You just make me so angry sometimes.
    I swear this will never happen again. Please. I swear to G**, baby!
    (Why do you always have to make me so angry?)
    ---

    Do you think I'm close?

  17. #17

    It's funny how people think they can run other people's lives when they can't even run their own family.

  18. #18

    What an asshole.

    p.s. His commitment to voter fraud was anything but half-hearted.

  19. #19

    War on women.......I'm sure he will be roundly criticized by Democrats everywhere. Or maybe they will just ignore the fact that he smashed a woman's face in.

  20. #20

    As a DV defense attorney, I can assure all these armchair lawyers that if the defendant has no history of DV, no violent history, or likely in Moran's case, no crim history at all, probation on misdemeanor assault is standard.

    That said, the guy is a gutless coward for beating up his girlfriend. Hopefully, other women who cross is path will think twice before getting involved with this POS.

  21. #21

    After all the crap Representative Moron (no misspelling there) has gotten away with because Dems are too dumb or craven to vote him out of office, looks like the entitlement attitude extends to his loser kid as well.

  22. #22

    Kennedy wannabees

  23. #23

    does she have brothers?

  24. #24

    Jim Moran should be embarrassed. Now, his political opponents have a new weapon in their campaign to dethrone him. Hopefully, Democrats will come to their sense and distance themselves from this cancer.

  25. #25

    Wow! GF has broken nose and fractured skull, if she doesn't have any brothers, I know where she can get some!

  26. #26

    Moran is a rep of our district. Now we're ashamed to have him. Family doesn't pop out of thin air, it all starts with the parents. I hope his asshole son goes to jail and he loses the re-election.

  27. #27

    Like father like son. Jim Moran is a pug, a brute, he grew up tough no doubt and that's regrettable but he doesn't know how to control himself, now his son is doing the same. God knows how the boy was treated when he was young by his dad. I find it incomprehensible and hilarious that Fairfax County area folk keep voting for "Dim Moron" over and over, ridiculous, he's an idiot studying very hard to be a moron. Look up his "town hall" meeting where he had Gov. John Dean do all the talking for him because Moran can't put two comprehensible sentences together. What a disgrace. Guess anybody can be a Congressman if they can fool enough voters, what a joke.

  28. #28
  29. #29

    Son learned from the best. Like father like son. Amazing how that behavior stays within the bloodline.

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