Grijalva Can’t Grope: Sunday’s Comic

Grijalva Once Praised Accuser, Denies Debauchery, Wants Apology

“One of my volunteers was at a location downtown and Grijalva grabbed her butt.”

Congressman Raul Grijalva is calling for an apology from the Washington Times for article about monies paid to settle a claim against him for allegedly creating a hostile work environment due to his consumption of alcohol.

The Congressman wrote of his demand in an opinion piece that appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. The article reads in part:

For those wondering what the hoopla is about, here’s as much of the story as I’m able to tell. Back on Nov. 21, a reporter at the conservative Washington Times reached out to my staff seeking comment on what he described as a settlement for a sexual harassment accusation. No such claim has ever been filed against me, and my office explained as much. Several days passed with no further contact.

Then, on Monday, the Times ran a story based on a completely different narrative: a former employee had left my office after receiving a “settlement” based on claims of a hostile work environment due to my alleged on-the-job drunkenness. The article put these allegations in the context of several unrelated sexual harassment investigations, with no journalistic reason to do so, in what I believe was an attempt to tarnish my reputation through hearsay and insinuation. The article did not name any sources for the claims it printed, and I have issued a standing request for an apology.

As I have now had to make clear to multiple news outlets, I do not work while drunk and have never had a hostile workplace environment. While I have no wish to drag current or former employees into this, I invite reporters to find any corroboration for these claims. They will be hard pressed. I am proud of the welcoming and professional environment I have always worked hard to create.

Almost immediately after the Washington Times piece was published, the Tucson Sentinel set to sleuthing. The article has been described as an attempt to shame the victim. In the piece, the Sentinel speculated that the complainant is Meghan Conklin. Neither Ms. Conklin nor Rep. Grijalva confirmed the Sentinel’s suspicions. In fact, “staffers also declined to comment specifically about Conklin, again stressing that they were bound by an NDA and could neither confirm nor deny the identity of the woman who received the severance deal,” according to the Sentinel.

According to the Sentinel, Conklin filed a complaint about Grijalva that included the allegation that he is frequently drunk on the job.

According to a December 10, 2014 article in the Arizona Daily Independent, in which Grijalva announced the appointment of Conklin as Democratic Staff Director for the 114th Congress….

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18 Comments on "Grijalva Can’t Grope: Sunday’s Comic"

  1. hasn’t seen his own wee wee in decades…

  2. before you can TARNISH a good reputation you have to have one, and since he does not have one how can it be TARNISHED in any way?

    Or is he trying to say that there is FAKE NEWS? If so he better get on the band wagon before it leaves town without him.

  3. The Oracle of Tucson | January 7, 2018 at 9:39 am | Reply

    The job of a US Representative in Congress is to represent the concerns of the people in the district on a national level.
    I wonder if the residents of AZ CD3 feel fully represented yet?
    Until the voters of AZ CD3 defecate thier heads, Raúl Will continue to misrepresent them with a free pass.
    It’s high time to drain the swamp and send this drunken idiot home.

    The Oracle

  4. “I do not work while drunk…”

    Nice to hear him admit that he never works.

  5. “I’ll drink to that”!

  6. Working Man Blues | January 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm | Reply

    A political punk who has abused his authority the entire time in office. At TUSD. PCBOS. And CD3.

    • what do think when he has never held a real job in his life! Sucked at the public tit in one form or another all his life.

  7. EVERY ONE ON THESE COMMENT’S…..u are being tricked and diverted by republicant’s as they create fake new’s distraction’s……..frustrated ,just trying to down other people, while the presshus trump is constantly criticized …two wrong’s compiled…..that’s the way trump like’s it ….caho’s….it’s just plain wrong…but tipical trump buisness.. until he’s gone from office..good people like grijalva..will serve as your fall guy ….mean mean party of republicant’s, who have picked up on trump’s asshole way’s….

    • since you do not live ion this area, you have no idea of who this turd is! He has done nothing for the district, the state or the country in his entire existence. He was one of the first to start the downward trend of the school district and has continued to run everything down in turn. FYI he is the one that started a BOYCOTT of this area and the state because of the illegals. So now go back to your own area and stay in that places business, NOT HERE.
      This has been an issue from day 1when he was crowned the replacement congress person then has continued since. Yes he has since been re-elected but in this area put a d behind the name and its a done deal. Party line rules and the people be damned! Have you any input on the beloved juan mclame or mcflake since you seem to know the local pols so well?

    • The Oracle of Tucson | January 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm | Reply

      Punky Powers you are truly clueless. If you stuck to something you knew anything about, you’d be a deaf mute.
      Everyone who actually lives here knows Graftjalva is a corrupt drunken pig.

      The Oracle

    • Pidgin English? It would be helpful to your audience if you could demonstrate some competency in and knowledge of the English language. Try refreshing yourself on the use of sentence structure, capitalization, apostrophes, and basic spelling.

  8. Mr. Grijalva, please step down and let someone else represent the district. You’re not at your best, you’re impaired too much of the time, and you therefore, have not the energy or wisdom to help your constituents to the level they deserve. Release your self-interest, ego, and power agenda to the interest of your constituents. Let someone else offer a fresh start with new ideas.

  9. it’s clear now ….u want to run az,local gov…u want to run the whole white house..the whole shit and cabooodle ..fireing every one who think’s different,or an apinon other than yourselve’s, and even want to rule the world …..trump bully tactic’s”’your all good at it…….have fun for now..

    • you implied you lived n az, but never said where, the question is where in AZ? It is quite clear to all that you are a troll from someplace else and DO NOT have A CLUE (on anything) particularly AZ politics, with So AZ in particular.

      From this comment “fireing every one who think’s different,or an apinon other than yourselve’s, and even want to rule the world ….” how do you fit in with the left and their demonology? Yes the PEOPLE want to rule the land, NOT the politicians like you want it seems. Hitlery was the best in showing contemp for the AVERAGE person, and was quick to belittle ANY who DID NOT AGREE with her! You fit her mold perfectly, yet you blame others for your failure to comprehend, a true left winger. Its always someone elses fault.

      • The Oracle of Tucson | January 8, 2018 at 10:28 pm | Reply

        Hank: debating the fake news Punky Powers is a fruitless effort. Any and all sense of reason and analytical thought, has been long ago replaced by the non stop regurgitation of partisan talking points.
        Dr. Doolittle had more relevent and coherent conversations taking to the animals.

        The Oracle

    • Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes

      Is that too much WINNING for You?

      It must suck being you, a LOSER! Enjoy the next 7 years!

  10. i am near by….i would improve my attitude , and respect this site”’but right now i’m just to pissed at the trump style way of buisness…as far as i’m concerned..this guy is messing us all up.. no matter where you live…. billy b say’s..because of grijala’s beerbelly…he hasn’t seen his tiny weeny in year’s..wow ..i think the same of trump…and trump doesn’t even drink ….

  11. in the big white tent off 99..while the big elephant watch’s over…

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