The Democrats took over California and ended democracy. But like all leftist tyrannies, the revolution ends in fratricide. (Or whatever the correct post-cis term is.) And their legislators continue their rate of spectacular implosions.
California Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, the head of the Legislative Women's Caucus and a leading figure in the state's anti-sexual harassment movement, is accused of groping a male staffer from another lawmaker's office.
Daniel Fierro told The Associated Press on Thursday that Garcia stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in a dugout after a legislative softball game in 2014.
Fierro didn't report it at the time but in January told his former boss, Democratic Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who reported it to Assembly leaders. The Assembly is now investigating Garcia.
Whether this really happened or it's a dirty trick coming from inside the house, it shows the state of the Dems. And what's left of them.
Garcia's photo was featured in Time Magazine's Person of the Year issue on being one of the "Silence Breakers" on sexual harassment.
But the silence does keep breaking.
"I refuse to work with (Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra) and anyone who takes part in harassment or assault," she tweeted in October after it was reported Bocanegra had been disciplined in 2009 for groping a colleague. Bocanegra later resigned after more women made public accusations.
To badly paraphrase the ancient Romans, who watches those who watches the gropers.