THE CONSTITUENTS of U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood deserve to know what’s going on.
On Saturday, the Times Leader reported that last fall, Washington D.C. police were called to Sherwood’s apartment in response to a 911 call from a woman who was visiting there. Cynthia Ore, 29, told the police Sherwood choked her.
Defenders of the representative say there’s much that diffuses this story. The incident happened seven months ago and only came to the attention of the media through one of Sherwood’s past opponents. The woman who called 911 backed off of her claims when police arrived and no charges were filed.
Sherwood says the accusations are false and that it’s a political smear.
But it’s not that simple. In the police report, Sherwood says he was giving the woman a back rub. Sherwood has been married for 33 years, according to his own congressional Web site.
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