Rep. Moran’s son pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend

When we last heard from Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran, he was on video describing how to commit voter fraud. He later resigned from his father’s campaign over the video.

Today, the Washington City Paper reports:

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. 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 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.”

UPDATE: Among other sordid details of his past, the elder Moran was accused of hitting his wife. Michelle Malkin has more.

Other Coverage:

TwitchyWeekly StandardThe Raw StoryThe Daily CallerThe Right ScoopWashington Free Beacon and The Other McCain

More on Jim Moran from NakedDC:

Lest you think the apple falls far from the tree, remember – fondly – a 1999 incident in which his father, Jim, the Congressman, notably remarked that he “liked to hit people” (following, of course, his making a number of anti-Semetic statements), a preference he demonstrated in June of that same year by allegedly smacking around his wife. For his part, he claimed that his wife had “started it” by engaging him in an argument over money, because that is a totally understandable reason to hit your wife.

Of course, don’t let this single incident color your opinion of the Moran family. Jim has a list of awesome accomplishments, including accusing an 8-year-old black boy of attempting to carjack him, shoving Rep. Duke Cunningham to the floor after the latter had accused him of turning his back on the Gulf War, threatening to break Rep. Dan Burton’s nose during a debate and threatening to injure a media tracker. And all this happened between meltdowns over the Jewish people and the Catholic Church.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is a native South Carolinian who moved to the Baltimore area in 2006. He has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. His work experience includes radio news reporting, web design for government agencies at the state and federal level, and working in social media and communications for a DC public policy organization. Quinton is a military veteran of the Army National Guard (where he served as an intelligence analyst)a nd an Eagle Scout.