Gordon Johnson, It’s time to come clean
Valerie Vainieri Huttle, candidate for State Senate in District 37, today called on opponent Gordon Johnson to break his silence regarding the allegations made against him of sexual misconduct:
During Sunday’s debate, Gordon Johnson was asked by moderator David Wildstein to answer to the accusations against him of sexual misconduct. Instead of coming clean, Gordon Johnson alternated between two very different answers, neither of them satisfactory.
When first asked by the moderator if he has made unwanted advances to women during his time as a public official, Gordon Johnson first responded with a dismissive “no.”
However, just fifteen seconds later, Gordon Johnson already began to change his story, claiming that “he doesn’t remember.”
So, which is it, Gordon? Is your answer ‘no,’ insinuating that your accuser is lying? Or, is the answer ‘I don’t remember’, which let’s be clear here, is not a real answer at all.
After 6 weeks and an hour-long debate, Assemblyman Johnson continues to refuse to address the accusations against him of sexual misconduct.
It has been 49 days since we learned of the accusations against Gordon, that “he abused his power and he tried to barter his City Council seat for sex.” And, it has been 49 days since we learned that Gordon Johnson told a woman that she should become his concubine,’ that her ability to climb in local politics would be dependent on what she was ‘willing to do for Englewood.’
So, Gordon Johnson, I will ask yet again – did you or did you not try to abuse your power for sex in exchange for a city council seat? Gordon, it’s time to come clean.