There's another California lawmaker in the news accused of sexual misconduct, and this time it's a woman. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), who's been very vocal about the #MeToo movement and was featured as one of Time Magazine's "Silence Breakers," is accused groping and putting the moves on a staffer and a lobbyist.
Daniel Fierro told Politico that back in 2014, when he was a staffer to Assemblyman Ian Calderon, Garcia cornered him alone after the annual Assembly softball game in Sacramento. Fierro says Garcia seemed drunk and began to stroke his back, squeezed his butt, and tried to touch his crotch before he was able to get out.
Fierro's not the only person claiming misconduct against Garcia. A Sacramento lobbyist says Garcia harassed him in May 2017, when she made a "graphic sexual proposal" and tried to grab his crotch at a political fundraiser.
He says Garcia had been drinking heavily at the event hosted by Governor Brown for state Senator Josh Newman. She saw him trying to leave and said, "Where are you going?"
“She came back and was whispering real close and I could smell the booze and see she was pretty far gone. She looked at me for a second and said, 'I’ve set a goal for myself to f**k you.'”