Another day, another Republican caught behaving badly. Or at least behaving in a way unbecoming of someone who claims to be a proponent of “family values.”
Val DiGiorgio, the chairman of the Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, abruptly resigned yesterday just hours after sexually explicit text messages between him and a woman other than his wife surfaced online.
51-year-old DiGiorgio, a Trump ally and frequent critic of out gay Pennsylvania lawmaker and LGBTQ activist Rep. Brian Sims, engaged in a months-long string of sexts with 35-year-old Irina Goldstein, who ran an unsuccessful bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council earlier this year.
The missives, which started last October and continued through February of this year, include lots of dirty messages and a picture of DiGiorgio’s erect penis sent via Facebook Messenger with a joke about how he might choke her with it during intercourse.
NBD, right? Except that, in 2016, the Republican Party adopted an official platform declaring pornography a threat to public safety.
Oh, and DiGiorgio is married with children.
“Is this what you do?” one of Goldstein’s missives read. “Make women blush and charm them into liking you — charm their pants off?”
To which DiGiorgio replied, “Think I can charm them off?”
Later, he told her, “Just talking to you could get me in trouble.”
Well, he was right about that! The texts were published by The Philadelphia Inquirer this week. Not only that, but Goldstein is now accusing DiGiorgio of sexual harassment.
She says she felt she was “in a weird predicament” but decided “I would just play along with it,” adding that she saved the texts and the dick pic because “I didn’t really feel safe with this man.”
In his resignation letter yesterday, DiGiorgio called the whole thing a “mischaracterization, incomplete and defamatory,” and said he believed the sext exchange was “of mutual consensual communications.”
He also noted that his decision to step down as chairman of the Pennsylvania’s Republican Party “should in no way be confused as confirmation of these mischaracterizations.”
DiGiorgio added, “I intend to rigorously defend myself against these assertions and protect my family, my colleagues, and the party from this private matter.”
Pennsylvania is expected to be a major battleground in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton by less than 1 percent, thus securing all 20 of its electoral votes.
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“he believed the sext exchange was “of mutual consensual communications.”
Am kinda sorta wondering if this vile, abhorrent pig’s WIFE AND CHILDREN are with him in the “mutual consent” thingy ….
shut up fool
She sounds about as wholesome as he does! Or better yet like a ho!
I doubt you’d recognize *wholesome*, mister poundmetoo.
Or perhaps she also had a spouse and some children she was lying to as well? All the while she was trying to Make America Puritanical Again via her lofty position as chairman of the Republican party?
Or maybe you’re talking about the fact that she sent him a photo of her cooch? Oh, wait, she didn’t do any of those things. No, she’s far more wholesome than him OR YOU.
Obviously you have never been sexually harassed at work. I was sexually harassed by my boss. I let it go on for two years because I didn’t know what to do and I was afraid if I told on him that I would lose my job. I knew he would twist it around and make it look like I was the one doing something wrong. Finally, one day I was sitting in my office and he came in and started saying very inappropriate things to me while he put his hand on my leg. I didn’t say anything, which was my mistake, and he got up and left my office. As soon as he left, the girl that sat next to me came over to my office and said she was sick and tired of listening to him harass me and if I didn’t report him and she was going to. So I reported him and found out that I was the fourth person in a 10 year time span to report him but they never did anything because they had no Witnesses. Luckily for me, people started crawling out of the woodwork saying they had heard all the things that he has said to me. He ended up getting fired while I stayed another 10 years. Unless you’ve been in that situation, you never know how you will react. Oh sure you can say all I would have told on him right away, but I always said that too. You just don’t know until you’re there.
Meh. Nothing illegal. The president rapes people and we do nothing. It’s weird which things matter.
Okay, I’ll ask…Where is the photo?
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