The truth no longer matters to disgraced Senate candidate Cal Cunningham, who is refusing to provide any explanation for his sexual misconduct, including having an extramarital affair with the wife of an Army veteran in his Raleigh home or the allegation Cunningham was engaged in a longtime affair with a second woman dating back to 2012.
Earlier this week, it was reported
that lawyer Erin Brinkman, who served on Cunningham's steering committee during his failed 2010 Senate campaign, responded to the news of Cunningham's extramarital affair by commenting, "He's been having an affair with a good friend of mine since 2012. Not the woman mentioned in the story. Needless to say, my friend was devastated. But my feeling is, if they'll cheat WITH you, they'll cheat ON you!"
When caught in a parking lot by WNCN reporter Michael Hyland
yesterday, Cunningham refused to offer any details or explanations to North Carolinians about his sexual misconduct. Cunningham still owes voters a full explanation instead of hiding behind the talking points and pre-written remarks written by his political consultants.
Here are the questions Cunningham needs to answer:
- What exactly was Cunningham insincerely apologizing for last night during his generic, scripted remarks? Was he only apologizing to his supporters for the political ramifications his scandal has on the campaign? Was he only apologizing for having an extramarital affair with Guzman Todd? Or was he apologizing for several extramarital affairs, including his second alleged mistress?
- Why won't Cunningham deny the allegations of a second mistress, a longstanding extramarital relationship that reportedly started in 2012? Cunningham's campaign has received inquiries from multiple news outlets over the last week giving him an opportunity for him to set the record straight.
- How many women has Cunningham had an extramarital relationship with over the last decade and during the course of this campaign?
- Was Cunningham performing duties for the Army on any days he engaged in extramarital relationships over the last decade?
- Contact: Tim Wigginton