Since the OCGOP Leadership seem to have a problem vetting people, and an even worse problem dealing with bad actors once in or in place, allow your intrepid blogger to provide a service.
It has come to the attention of your intrepid blogger that one Sean Doherty is attempting to re-emerge as a player in Southern California. Please consider yourselves warned, Sean Doherty is bad news.
Yup – there it is in black and white. Sean Doherty got fired
Sean Doherty has the distinction of being one of the very few monsters (my opinion of him) actually terminated by the Assembly Rules Committee for sexual misconduct. I wrote in previous blogs about Steve Davey. Both Davey and Doherty were Republican Chiefs of Staff with long, sordid histories of misconduct.
Well – there is a nexus to Bill Brough that I will be developing, but suffice to say Sean Doherty is Irish. One of my key criticisms of Bill Brough is the Irish Caucus ‘Slush Fund’ he created.
Just today, Sean Doherty announced a new office in Washington DC
I’ve been aware for a long time that Sean Doherty is bad news in California Politics. It is hard to keep track of people’s movements in capitol jobs. However, when I get to talk to 3 former staffers that worked for him in Sacramento whose graphic disturbing stories were actually as bad and worse than the stories related to Bill Brough, it got my attention. When I learned that these staffers were also familiar with Bill Brough’s behavior I was taking notes as fast as I could.
It is about time for people within the body politic to start doing homework. If you live in Orange County especially, pay attention.
This is Sean Doherty with Jeff Denham and Kevin McCarthy. I am pretty sure that Kevin McCarthy does not know about Mr. Doherty’s history.
Sean Doherty has a decent political resume that goes back before my first days in politics (think pre-1998) and as such he can present himself well. Similar to the pattern of many of the worst in politics, he is charming and manipulative. There is a dark side to Sean Doherty that many know and with few exceptions, traumatized victims have been unwilling or unable to talk about it.
As I’ve learned from research, you have to be a colossal screw up to get yourself fired by the Assembly Rules Committee.
7 out of 10 complaints get tossed. Of the 30% or so that get investigated precious few of the offenders get terminated.
Pay attention to these snippets – they came straight out of the infamous document dump on 2-2-2018. The documents are posted on the LA Times for all to see forever. You’ve seen your intrepid blogger post several follow ups related to #METOO investigations that have led to more terminations.
I am pretty sure if Doug LaMalfa and Kevin McCarthy were aware of the forced termination and circumstances behind, they would distance themselves from Doherty. Anyone in Orange County or Southern California being contacted by this guy should use extreme caution.
As we are going to unload on Sean Doherty – there are some fascinating connections to one Bill Brough. Given the myriad issues with Brough – perhaps political people in Southern California will heed a warning for a change and not give this guy the right time of day.
Note – Sean Doherty was talking to female employees this way. I’ve spoken to a couple of them, but this is just the beginning of the Sean Doherty Story.