The staff member to Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), who was accused of filming sex acts in a hearing room, no longer has a job.
Conservative news outlets dropped a bombshell on Dec. 15, alleging Aidan Maese-Czeropski was featured in a leaked video having sex in a Senate hearing room. The Daily Caller published the video, which described a congressional staffer having “sex with an unknown man in the Senate hearing room.” The publication claimed the video was shared “in a private group for gay men in politics.” A statement from the Democratic congressman’s office said simply, “Aidan Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate.” “We will have no further comment on this personnel matter,” the statement continued.
Maese-Czeropski, a legislative aide for Cardin, released a statement on LinkedIn saying that while he has made mistakes of “poor judgment,” he would “never disrespect my workplace.” “This has been a difficult time for me, as I have been attacked for who I love to pursue a political agenda,” he wrote. “Any attempts to characterize my actions otherwise are fabricated, and I will be exploring what legal options are available to me in these matters.”
He also addressed accusations made by Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) that the former staffer shouted “Free Palestine” towards the Jewish lawmaker in a Capitol hallway, according to Politico. “As for the accusations regarding Congressman Max Miller, I have never seen the congressman and had no opportunity or cause to yell or confront him,” he wrote.
Source: Black Enterprise