Patrick Moran, the son of Democratic Virginia Rep. Jim Moran who recently was caught on camera advising an undercover reporter on how to commit voter fraud, pleaded guilty to brutally assaulting his girlfriend on Wednesday, the Washington City Paper reported.
According to the police report, an argument began between the couple over Moran talking to another woman at the 14th St. bar The Getaway on Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C. Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into a metal trash can cage outside the bar.
Police officers on the scene described the girlfriend’s condition as “bleeding heavily from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.”
The victim was transported to Howard University Hospital. An ambulance technician diagnosed the girlfriend’s injuries as a broken nose and skull fracture under her right eye.
Though he was originally charged for felony domestic violence assault, Moran got off on simple assault and was sentenced to probation.
In a statement to Washington City Paper, Rep. Moran did not seem too fazed over his son’s behavior.
“I hope their privacy will be respected. They look forward to putting this embarrassing situation behind them.”
He also described his son and his girlfriend as “good kids.”
Moran resigned from his father’s re-election campaign in October after James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a video of Moran advising the undercover operative on how to forge utility bills.
Rep. Moran, who once told Washingtonian magazine “I like to hit people,” is also keen to public fights. In 1995, Capitol Hill police had to intervene when he threw a punch at Republican California Rep. Randy Cunningham on the House floor.