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Democrat Senate Staffer Nabbed In Child Sex Bust

“To Catch A Predator” has come to the front door step of US Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

A U.S. Senate aide was arrested Friday after allegedly arranging a lunchtime sexual encounter with a teenage boy, according to federal court records.

James McHaney, 28, was nabbed by FBI agents after he arranged the afternoon liaison via a “cooperating witness” working with investigators. According to the … felony complaint and an accompanying statement of facts filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the CW and McHaney were conversing online Friday afternoon when the CW asked whether McHaney was interested in engaging in anal sex with a 13-year-old boy.

“I’ll be there,” McHaney allegedly replied. He later asked for a photo of the child with whom he and the CW would have sex and whether the boy had “any pubes.” When told no, McHaney allegedly replied, “That’s hot.”

McHaney was nabbed in the lobby of an unnamed “predetermined location,” where he had arranged to meet CW. Until his arrest Friday, McHaney had worked as the D.C. scheduler for Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell. A caller to Cantwell’s office was told late today that, as of last Friday, McHaney no longer worked for the Washington state politician.

A GP Reader tipped me off to this story with the following observation….

Nothing like the deafening sound of crickets chirping from the gay left blogosphere.

Unlike all the others who were entrapped for just being gay (or foottapping), this guy is a sex criminal.

And he has a Facebook profile: McHaney –loaded with pics of him at Human Rights Campaign events, wearing a John Kerry shirt, etc etc.

Sad.

My reader is a reliable source…. so I’m trusting him on the Facebook profile information. If anyone has the link and/or photos of McHaney touting his Democratic credentials…. please email them.

And never mind the gay left blogosphere…. where is Brian “Mark Foley” Ross from ABC News reporting about a child sex predator hooking up on US Senate computers?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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44 Comments

  1. The spirit of Gerry Studds lives on.

    Comment by V the K — December 3, 2007 @ 9:10 pm - December 3, 2007

  2. The stench of criminality and corruption in this Democrat congress is sickening.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — December 3, 2007 @ 9:24 pm - December 3, 2007

  3. Nothing like the deafening sound of crickets chirping from the gay left blogosphere.

    The Left will quite happily spread gay = pedophile memes, BUT, only when their Democratic masters order them or find them expedient.

    I’m thinking of the Mark Foley scandal a little over a year ago. Nancy Pelosi spread the gay = pedophile meme in her statements, and effectively threw gay people under the bus, and lefties (straight or gay) mostly justified it and went along. Their contorted rationalizations on this blog were a sight to behold.

    But in this case, or at this moment, the Left doesn’t find it expedient.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 3, 2007 @ 10:38 pm - December 3, 2007

  4. Come on, you all know why this will not get anywhere in the Dinosaur, Drive-By, Mainstream Media-DDBMSM? Everybody, it is because. . .He is a DEMOCRAT! It is only interesting to the DDBMSM when it is a Republican, and a conservative one at that. Hence, the Idaho Statesman prints another Larry Craig tome and at the end of the day has to admit that the whole tale is a he said-he said tale with no smoking gun or proof one way or another. I want that creep, Craig, gone more than anyone, but why does a newspaper print a bunch of sordid stories that can not be proven? Because it is a way to force a conservative to go to the DDBMSM and confess and be like the creepy former governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevy. Hell, Barney Frank can have his lover run a whorehouse out of his basement and he gets but a slap on the wrist. But, if it is a conservative and Republican, no trial. Just lock him up and throw away the key! Until gays and lesbians get smart and realize like blacks, and any other Democrat “victims” group that they are in a plantation and used only for Democrat advantage, we will have this kind of sweeping under the rug when a liberal Democrat does something creepy. Try this one. ANYONE who goes after young children is a sick degenerate, no matter what one’s politics are. Period!

    Comment by Mark J. Goluskin — December 3, 2007 @ 11:03 pm - December 3, 2007

  5. Politics is an ugly business, but this story has to be told.

    Comment by Jeremayakovka — December 3, 2007 @ 11:43 pm - December 3, 2007

  6. hmmm where is Eros, chase or gil to chime in wiht their smug arrogant comments?

    Comment by Vince P — December 4, 2007 @ 12:19 am - December 4, 2007

  7. He goes by “Mike McHaney” on FaceBook. I think this is the link:
    http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=14402816

    Comment by LeBain — December 4, 2007 @ 12:54 am - December 4, 2007

  8. A U.S. Senate aide was arrested Friday after allegedly arranging a lunchtime sexual encounter with a teenage boy, according to federal court records.

    Obviously padding his resume for a future DNC nomination.

    Seriously. I don’t know what the big deal is. Everybody does it and it’s nobody’s business. Furthermore, it didn’t interfere with the way he did his job.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 4, 2007 @ 1:43 am - December 4, 2007

  9. Ted Strickland, the current Sorocrat governor of Ohio, while still a congressman had an aide who was a convicted child-sex offender. He kept and promoted him. Furthermore, Strickland was one of few congressman (Barney Frank was another) who refused to vote for a resolution that condemned adult-child sex abuse… but it apparently had no impact on their standing in the party.

    Comment by V the K — December 4, 2007 @ 4:51 am - December 4, 2007

  10. Meanwhile, while Chavez’s election kept the world distracted, his communist fellow traveler Evo Morales used the military to block opposition party members from attending Bolivia’s national assembly, so that his party could rubber stamp constitutional “reforms” similar to those sought by Chavez.

    Comment by V the K — December 4, 2007 @ 5:03 am - December 4, 2007

  11. Actually, we’ll let law enforcement do its job in the case in point in this post — a senate Staffer. Meanwhile, there’s the matter of a real Senator — your own prized…

    Larry Craig of Idaho

    …for whom the bell is tolling over and over again in the form of a line of people who’ve known that beacon of Gay Republicanism in the most intimate of ways. You never bring his name up here and don’t we know why.

    [Seems you only selectively read this blog. We have been calling for Larry Craig’s resignation from the moment we learned of his public indiscretions. –Dan]

    Comment by KYKid — December 4, 2007 @ 6:45 am - December 4, 2007

  12. I cannot help but have the most un-Christian reaction to stories like this. I favor a more Old Testament style of justice.

    Comment by John — December 4, 2007 @ 10:51 am - December 4, 2007

  13. One assumes the guy is headed to jail. He is going to be punished. I don’t know that I have more to add.

    BTW, if you have proof that anyone in the Senator’s office knew of his activities and failed to report them to the authorities then call the FBI with this information. Failure to report child abuse is a crime.

    Comment by Houndentenor — December 4, 2007 @ 10:54 am - December 4, 2007

  14. Don’t confuse Astroglide with facts, Dan.

    Comment by V the K — December 4, 2007 @ 11:48 am - December 4, 2007

  15. Meanwhile, there’s the matter of a real Senator — your own prized…Larry Craig of Idaho…for whom the bell is tolling over and over again in the form of a line of people who’ve known that beacon of Gay Republicanism in the most intimate of ways.

    DISTRACT!!! DISTRACT!!! DISTRACT!!!

    There. I fixed your post for you so it doesn’t sound as stupid.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 4, 2007 @ 11:52 am - December 4, 2007

  16. John (#11)-

    You make a very interesting observation that I agree with 99 percent. I have no understanding nor time for child sex predators.

    There is a tinge though of wondering whatever happened to “innocent until PROVEN guilty”? Cantwell fired this guy upon his arrest.

    Maybe kiddie sex crimes are just a different animal…of which I cannot argue.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — December 4, 2007 @ 12:23 pm - December 4, 2007

  17. Dan (#10) — We have already established that KYKid has reading comprehension issues. Thanks for just the latest example! 🙂

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — December 4, 2007 @ 12:25 pm - December 4, 2007

  18. #15
    Yeah there is innocence until proven guilty, but why keep someone who’s been arrested on the payroll. Even if innocent, I wouldn’t expect to keep my job if I were arrested.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 4, 2007 @ 12:39 pm - December 4, 2007

  19. That’s an interesting point. What does happened to accused people’s jobs? Do you take a leave of absence while you are in jail awating trial?

    In this case, however, the Senator has no choice. You can cry innocent until proven guilty but if he hadn’t been fired you’d be blogging about how the Senator has an accused child molestor on the payroll. I don’t think I could advise any politician or business person to do anything but let this person go.

    Comment by Houndentenor — December 4, 2007 @ 1:19 pm - December 4, 2007

  20. Ted Strickland kept the child sex abuser on his staff, and promoted him. Of course, his abuser’s thing was little girls. Maybe Sorocrats have a double standard.

    Comment by V the K — December 4, 2007 @ 1:24 pm - December 4, 2007

  21. The traditional double-standard in politics was “…don’t get caught with a dead girl, or a live boy“. Oops……I guess that now reads “…if you’re a Republican.” For Democrats the bar has been raised to just a dead boy. Yes, we’re talking about you, Sen. Kennedy.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — December 4, 2007 @ 1:50 pm - December 4, 2007

  22. There is a tinge though of wondering whatever happened to “innocent until PROVEN guilty”? Cantwell fired this guy upon his arrest.

    Oh in the interest of fairness, I’d be happy with a suspension without pay. If they are found guilty than fire them, if they are not then they can receive back pay.

    Comment by John — December 4, 2007 @ 1:53 pm - December 4, 2007

  23. Congress is in many cases exempt from following the laws that it itself passes in regard to labor and discrimination.

    Under common law (current case law) and existing statute, firing a person who has been arrested is generally considered a discriminatory act, since an arrest does not automatically indicate guilt (conviction does). However, if there is an existing employment agreement that states specifically that an arrest is grounds for termination, the agreement supersedes this.

    If there is no agreement, the individual has grounds to sue Cantwell — and, since case law has established that you can’t use information discovered after the action as justification for the action, he could easily win. What Cantwell should have done if that is the case was to put the individual on administrative leave pending an investigation.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 4, 2007 @ 2:13 pm - December 4, 2007

  24. And John, suspension without pay is a VERY bad idea. 🙂 The case law has established that that unnecessarily punishes an employee, even if you do pay them back (think of the disruption effect on someone who lives paycheck to paycheck, or if they timed their mortgage payment to coincide with the paycheck you stopped). Always suspend with pay; that is fairest to the employee, and also provides you financial incentive to finish your investigation quickly and make a determination.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 4, 2007 @ 2:15 pm - December 4, 2007

  25. You can cry innocent until proven guilty but if he hadn’t been fired you’d be blogging about how the Senator has an accused child molestor on the payroll.

    Houndentenor, I think you’ve missed the point. Of course he should have been fired, given the facts. I don’t think Bruce was disagreeing with that.

    I took Bruce’s point as,
    1) News. “Hey, XYZ happened.”
    2) News media bias. “Hey, notice how they *aren’t* covering it.”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 4, 2007 @ 2:15 pm - December 4, 2007

  26. (or suspended with back pay if he’s not found guilty… good point John)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 4, 2007 @ 2:17 pm - December 4, 2007

  27. NDT: Eh, make it part of the initial employment contract which should settle matters.

    Comment by John — December 4, 2007 @ 2:22 pm - December 4, 2007

  28. I took Bruce’s point as,
    1) News. “Hey, XYZ happened.”
    2) News media bias. “Hey, notice how they *aren’t* covering it.”

    If this had happened to a Republican senator, the MSM would have trumpeted it for months.

    Comment by V the K — December 4, 2007 @ 2:28 pm - December 4, 2007

  29. This guy is poison for any politician. Cantwell’s office doubtlessly cleared his desk in a matter of seconds after getting the shocking news. I would expect Cantwell to say that the firing was necessary in order to distance the “people’s business” from a serious criminal activity. There is always time for corrections and amends later.

    The greater issue is that this type of issue and news should be swift and to the point. But in reality, if this had happened in a Republican office, the liberals and the MSM would be screaming about hypocrisy and asking what Jesus would do and screaming about smug, primitive, Judeo-Christian morality.

    Since libs are wedded to moral relativism, all they have to do is shift the paradigm and rearrange the premise. How Larry Craig fits into this is beyond comprehension. To mention that case is to infer that there is some sort of equivalence between being gay and child molestation.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 4, 2007 @ 2:41 pm - December 4, 2007

  30. Interesting, I’m just hearing about this. I wonder how much more press coverage this story would get it the staffer were working for a staunch conservative.

    The media for the most part is very corrupt!

    Comment by Dave_62 — December 4, 2007 @ 3:53 pm - December 4, 2007

  31. Actually, we’ll let law enforcement do its job

    I think that’s the first time a liberal has said that.

    Comment by BrianP — December 4, 2007 @ 4:01 pm - December 4, 2007

  32. Further, is/would the press coverage of this story identifying Cantwell as a democrat? They usually refuse to identify liberals when they’re in hot water.

    I sorta doubt much of anything will happen to this guy. Libs make excuses, not license plates.

    asking what Jesus would do and screaming about smug, primitive, Judeo-Christian morality.

    Not to mention squealing like Ned Beatty about protecting the children. As if they give a rotten damn.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 4, 2007 @ 4:08 pm - December 4, 2007

  33. The greater question is where is Mark Foley now? Perhaps he’s back to the Christian Coalition spewing “family values”. Maybe he’s writing new legislation to “crack down on internet predators”…oh wait, he’s already done that, then promptly ignored his signature legislation! And my all time favorite directly from the post “ABC News reporting about a child sex predator hooking up on US Senate computers?” HHHHmmmmmm, nowhere in there did it mention ON SENATE COMPUTERS. Then again, facts never get in the way of Republicans.

    Comment by bozo the neoclown — December 4, 2007 @ 6:46 pm - December 4, 2007

  34. What an appropriate name, “Bozo”.

    Because here you are spewing about Mark Foley, who was apparently IM’ing former pages over the age of consent — in an apparent attempt to divert attention away from the fact that one of your fellow gay Democrats was, FROM WORK, setting up sex dates with thirteen-year-old boys AND SHOWING UP FOR THEM.

    And what we also notice is that you and KY try these diversionary tactics — INSTEAD OF SAYING THAT WHAT THIS PERSON DID WAS WRONG.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 4, 2007 @ 7:19 pm - December 4, 2007

  35. Oh, and just before the little hypocrite KY starts squealing about how he can’t be held accountable….remember that he claimed above that GP and GPW support Larry Craig because, according to him, they didn’t condemn Craig.

    Therefore, by KY’s own logic, his failure to condemn McHaney means he supports McHaney’s actions.

    What makes it even funnier is that he’s wrong about GP and GPW supporting Craig.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 4, 2007 @ 7:22 pm - December 4, 2007

  36. we also notice is that you and KY try these diversionary tactics — INSTEAD OF SAYING THAT WHAT THIS PERSON DID WAS WRONG.

    Indeed, we notice.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 4, 2007 @ 9:08 pm - December 4, 2007

  37. It makes one suspect that Democrats, especially gay Democrats, don’t really think this type of thing is wrong. How many times was Gerry Studds re-elected?

    Comment by V the K — December 5, 2007 @ 8:07 am - December 5, 2007

  38. Well, I can see that just the mention of Gay Republican Senator Larry Craig sends convulsions through his supporters here. So, to feed the needy, I’ve posted a clarifying comment on Gay Republican Senator Larry Craig in today’s hyena call at the top of the blog. Just for the needy.

    Comment by KYKid — December 5, 2007 @ 9:50 am - December 5, 2007

  39. Craig has no supporters here, Astroglide.

    Comment by V the K — December 5, 2007 @ 3:43 pm - December 5, 2007

  40. And we see pedophile Democrat supporter KY is just melting down over the fact that he and his buddy Ian have finally been found out.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 5, 2007 @ 8:50 pm - December 5, 2007

  41. I got to give it to you Northie. #40 made me chuckle. That’s what I like about you: you’re not afraid to go hurtling right over the top on any subject.

    Comment by KYKid — December 6, 2007 @ 7:45 am - December 6, 2007

  42. I am a proud gay liberal. Sex crimes are just as wrong for Democrats as they are for Republicans. If this story is true, it should be all over the mainstream media. But perhaps the reason it is not is not due to the “liberal media” which supports President Bush much more than they ever did President Clinton. Maybe the reason why this isn’t reported more broadly is because the hypocrisy of the Republicans caught having gay sex yet publicly being anti-gay makes for a better headline. That doesn’t excuse the wrongdoing in this case, if it is true. Corruption, wrongdoing, and crime are non-partisan issues. It just seems like the Republicans have been involved a lot more in these issues during the Bush Administration while at the same time they tell everyone else how to live.

    By the way, your headline is grammatically incorrect. It should read, “Democratic Senate Staffer …” Democrat is a noun, yet you used that word where an adjective was required. I hear bad grammar from a lot of Republicans recently. Bad grammar doesn’t make Republicans look cool; it makes them look dumb.

    Comment by GayInTexas — December 6, 2007 @ 6:49 pm - December 6, 2007

  43. #42 – “But perhaps the reason it is not is not due to the “liberal media” which supports President Bush much more than they ever did President Clinton.”

    Which alternate universe do YOU live in?? You actually believe that the MSM supports Bush more than Clinton??

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day…

    Reality check: if you want to see how “supportive” the MSM is to Bush, let alone anyone with an (R) after their name, I suggest you go to this site and get schooled – http://www.newsbusters.org/

    Prove me wrong.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — December 7, 2007 @ 4:48 pm - December 7, 2007

  44. Listen it sounds like entrapment to me.No crime was commited.If they say conspiracy to commit then the person who asked should be locked up to.Its one thing if someone commits a crime but baiting them is not right.Our rights are slowly going out the windows.Police dont seem to have any shame just catch them anyway we can,even make up things just catch them.yeah right

    Comment by dave barton — March 13, 2009 @ 9:49 am - March 13, 2009

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