Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Political Consequences After KCK Judge Murguia Sex Harassment Reprimand?!?
Here are a few of our favorite followups after the initial news release:
Pitch probably had the most fun with it: Judge Carlos Murguia reprimanded for sexual misconduct - "A years-long extramarital sexual relationship with a drug-using individual.”
KCTV5 Offers The Best Overall Roundup: Federal judge in Kansas reprimanded over harassment, affair
New York Times Picked Up The Story: Federal Judge in Kansas City Is Reprimanded for Sexual Harassment - The federal judiciary has worked in recent years to better address the harassment and abuse of employees.
Now the question . . .
WILL THERE BE ANY FALLOUT GIVEN THE TERM FOR FEDERAL JUDGES IS FOR LIFE?!?
A few highlights . . .
- Activists and upstart politicos in KCK want to further embarrass UG Commish Ann Brandau-Murguia with these salacious deets as her reelection looms but we're not sure if that'll work considering they're divorced.
- High profile sis Janet Murguía might take a PR hit but she really does have "her own thing" and her support basically falls along partisan lines. However, she's probably the most vulnerable to push back over this public relations nightmare given the rise to prominence of the #METOO movement and her ongoing efforts to rebrand the National Council Of La Raza as UnidosUS.
- Basically, this whilst the deets are embarrassing, tawdry and great for a chuckle . . . Again, these jobs are for life and a few news outlets note "this public reprimand will be the extent of his punishment." And so, right now the sitch hasn't garnered any major repercussions given that rich, powerful, politically connected people are rarely face any lasting effects of their behavior.
You decide . . .