On Wednesday, Patrick Moran, the son of Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence for beating up his girlfriend in public.
The Washington City Paper described the incident:
Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th Street bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend's head into the bar's metal trash can cage.
After the attack, police described Moran's girlfriend as "bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen." One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.
Moran was arrested for felony domestic violence assault, but pleaded the charge down to simple assault today. He was sentenced to probation.
Mr. Moran resigned from his father's reelection campaign months earlier due to an unrelated incident.