U.S. Capitol Police have announced that they will not be charging the Democrat Senate staffer who filmed himself and another man engaged in explicit acts in the Hart Senate Office Building — declaring that a “comprehensive investigation” determined that there was “no evidence that a crime was committed.”
In December, The Daily Caller published a leaked video of the shocking and abhorrent acts, which the Democrat staffer proudly shared on his personal social media.
“The alleged staffer can also be seen in a photo, naked on all fours, looking back at the camera on the table where Senators often sit to ask questions during a hearing,” The Daily Caller’s Henry Rodgers reports, later going into more graphic detail about the shocking video.
“Daily Caller reviewed the chat where the video leaked and confirmed it was shared in a private group for gay men in politics,” Rogers added.
The staffer was later identified as Aidan Maese-Czeropski, who worked as a legislative aide for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). The Democrat staffer spoke out after his video was leaked, claiming that he was being “attacked for who I love,” and declaring that he “would never disrespect my workplace” and is “exploring what legal options are available to me.”
“This has been a difficult time for me, as I have been attacked for who I love to pursue a political agenda,” he wrote in a LinkedIn post. “While some of my actions in the past have shown poor judgment, I love my job and would never disrespect my workplace. Any attempts to characterize my actions otherwise are fabricated and I will be exploring what legal options are available to me in these matters.”
BREAKING: Aidan Maese-Czeropski posts a statement on LinkedIn after having sex in a senate hearing room where he says that he is “being attacked for who I love to pursue a political agenda” and that “I would never disrespect my workplace.” https://t.co/IwscrA2chv pic.twitter.com/CLcLL36C9D
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 16, 2023
Just a few days after the incident, Cardin’s office announced in a statement to Politico that “Aidan Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate.”
Even though it is clear that Maese-Czeropski broke a myriad of laws as well as violated the sanctity of a historic government building, the only consequence he is facing for his actions is unemployment.
On Thursday, the U.S. Capitol Police released a statement explaining that they would not be charging the staffer, noting that he had refused to speak to investigators about the incident — as he “exercised his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and refused to talk.”
The statement declared that the Capitol Police “are closing the investigation into the facts and circumstances” surrounding the explicit video “recorded inside the Hart Senate Office Building on the morning of Wednesday, December 13.”
“After consulting with federal and local prosecutors, as well as doing a comprehensive investigation and review of possible charges, it was determined that — despite a likely violation of Congressional policy — there is currently no evidence that a crime was committed,” the statement continued.
“Although the hearing room was not open to the public at the time, the Congressional staffer involved had access to the room. The two people of interest were not cooperative nor were the elements of any of the possible crimes met,” the Capitol Police explained, adding: “Our investigators are willing to review new evidence should any come to light.”