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Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer
Fox News ^ | 2/9/2018

Posted on 02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST by Republican Wildcat

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a leader of the #MeToo movement, allegedly stroked a then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (Associated Press)

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement has been accused of drunkenly groping a male legislative staffer at a softball game in 2014.

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer’s back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her.

The staffer, Daniel Fierro, worked for Assemblyman Ian Calderon at the time. He did not immediately report the incident but in January told Calderon, also a Democrat, who reported it to Assembly leaders.

Garcia was “clearly inebriated” during the 30- to 35-second episode, Fierro said.

“Her hand was there and it slipped down to my butt and she tried to squeeze," Fierro added.

"Her hand was there and it slipped down to my butt and she tried to squeeze."

- Daniel Fierro, former California legislative staffer The Assembly is now investigating Garcia. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, said in a statement he is directing human resources to reach out to Garcia's staff to make sure they feel safe.

Separately, Politico reported that a lobbyist who declined to be named claimed Garcia made crude sexual comments and tried to grab his crotch at a 2017 fundraiser.

"Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place," Garcia, a Los Angeles-area lawmaker, said Thursday. "I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; cristinagarcia; danielfierro; fierro; garcia; iancalderon; lofan; metoo; postedseveraltimes; sexualharassment

1 posted on 02/09/2018 9:18:55 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
(because of heavy drinking?) "I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior...)
2 posted on 02/09/2018 9:21:15 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Will she resign?

NO...............................


3 posted on 02/09/2018 9:22:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Though she looks like she's not into men, she's guilty.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 9:23:11 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Some animals are more equal than others.


5 posted on 02/09/2018 9:23:31 AM PST by samtheman (We dont need no stinking summaries. Release unedited FISA documents.)
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To: Lazamataz

What is the verdict Laz?


6 posted on 02/09/2018 9:25:13 AM PST by cpdiii (DECKHAND, ROUGHNECK, GEOLOGIST, PILOT, PHARMACIST, LIBERTARIAN The Constitution is worth dying for.)
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To: samtheman

Verdict first, trial later!
Goose, gander...so on and so forth


7 posted on 02/09/2018 9:26:19 AM PST by griswold3 (Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Hey Cristina — “#MeToo” isn’t for the people doing the harassing and groping.


8 posted on 02/09/2018 9:27:05 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

In this case #metoo aligns with Weinstein, Franken, and John Conyers


9 posted on 02/09/2018 9:28:31 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Republican Wildcat

As much as men do not like acting like whiny little victims unless their 20-something snowflakes, every single man who has been given a compliment by a female or even touched on the arm at work should come out and expose them..then this nonsense will stop. If females in power start getting outed for lame ass flirtations then this entire thing will end, hopefully.


10 posted on 02/09/2018 9:33:31 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: b4its2late

Another shining example of the “beauty of diversity!” She’s probably one generation from being an illegal alien. Now she’s a state legislator, there to make sure that “her fellow countrymen and women” get everything the CA taxpayers can give them, and more. More proof you can take the Beaner out of Mexico, but you can’t take Mexico out of the Beaner. You take a look at the names of our “legislative leaders” here in CA, and you’d swear you were looking at the Mexican Federal Congress. Calderon, DeLeon, Garcia, the list is endless, and most of them are from Southern California, another reason to split the state and put up a wall.


11 posted on 02/09/2018 9:38:45 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Republican Wildcat

Only skanks behave that way.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 9:40:18 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: vette6387

Yep. I left. LOL, Mexican Federal Congress.....


13 posted on 02/09/2018 9:44:45 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I always thought they should have named it something other than the ‘Pound me too” movement. Then again, maybe not....


14 posted on 02/09/2018 10:04:54 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks Republican Wildcat.

15 posted on 02/09/2018 12:14:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: cpdiii

I don’t think even he would hit it. 8>)


16 posted on 02/09/2018 12:27:34 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: Republican Wildcat

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I called and asked what kind of LOA. The offices said unpaid. However she claims innocence. I said they all claim innocence but imho since she is accused she must be guilty as a man would be found guilty by some women and so therefore since fair is fair I demand her immediate resignation as men in similar situations are always required to do.


17 posted on 02/09/2018 5:53:42 PM PST by SteveH
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