Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill apologized on Saturday for posting on Facebook a day earlier bragging about his badual exploits.
O’Neill, who’s operating for Ohio governor as a Democrat, acquired large backlash Friday for detailing his badual historical past with “50 very attractive females,” in response to mounting badual misconduct allegations towards distinguished political figures.
He apologized on Saturday in a Facebook publish, qualifying his apology by saying he isn’t sorry if his Facebook publish served to “elevate the discussion” about badual badault, “as opposed to personal indiscretions.”
“If I offended anyone, particularly the wonderful women in my life, I apologize,” he wrote on Facebook Saturday. “But if I have helped elevate the discussion on the serious issues of badual badault, as opposed to personal indiscretions, to a new level…I make no apologies.”
O’Neill additionally provided a protection of Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenIn a single day Tech: Senate panel subpoenaed ex-Yahoo chief | Twitter offers all customers 280 characters | FBI cannot entry Texas shooter’s telephone | EU desires tax solutions from Apple Week forward: DHS nominee heads earlier than Senate | Ex-Yahoo chief to testify on hack | Senators dig into election safety Feinstein: Sessions ought to re-testify on Russia conferences MORE (D-Minn.), who has come beneath hearth in current days after allegations emerged that he forcibly kissed and groped a lady in 2006, saying that the allegations towards him are far much less critical than these towards GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Suggesting the admitted conduct of Senator Al Franken and the alleged conduct of Judge Roy Moore are on the same level trivializes the serious subject at hand,” O’Neill wrote.
“There are Democrats out there who are saying neither one of them pbad the purity test to sit in the United States Senate. And that is sad,” he added.
Numerous girls have accused Moore over the previous week of undesirable badual advances, in lots of circumstances whereas they had been youngsters and he was in his 30s. One of his accusers was 14 on the time of an alleged encounter with Moore.
Moore has vehemently denied a lot of the allegations towards him, and has declined to withdraw from Alabama’s particular Senate election, regardless of calls by dozens of GOP officers to take action.
Franken, nevertheless, has apologized for his actions, and has mentioned he helps calls from fellow lawmakers to launch an ethics investigation into his previous habits.