The Coverup: Worse Than The Crime Every Time, Darryl Glenn

Darryl Glenn.

Darryl Glenn.

Colorado Republicans are furious with the Denver Post’s Joey Bunch, over a story published late yesterday casting doubt on statements made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn regarding a decades-old alleged altercation with his father (now deceased):

On a November night in 1983, Colorado Springs police answered a call from a father who said he had been struck in the face by his son, a senior in high school a month past his 18th birthday.

That young man was Darryl Glenn, according to a police report and other documents obtained by The Denver Post. Glenn, who is running for the U.S. Senate, has said he has no knowledge of the incident and that it may have been someone else — either his half-brother or another person named Darryl Glenn.

When The Post presented the candidate with the documents this week, his campaign spokeswoman said Glenn had no recollection of any run-ins with police. His responses to inquiries from reporters about the assault charge have been inconsistent.

Ultimately, reports Joey Bunch, the charges in this case were dropped. Glenn has no other criminal court records that we know of, either before or after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy–an important consideration given that a criminal conviction could have jeopardized his appointment. But this dropped charge is apparently all that could be found in a thorough vetting of Glenn. Ordinarily, this would not be a story worth writing or reading at all.

Except that it appears Glenn wasn’t truthful about what happened.

That’s a clip of Darryl Glenn earlier this year, questioning his then-primary opponent Jon Keyser about the controversy over Keyser’s forged petition signatures. Glenn invokes the Air Force Academy’s “Honor Code” as he asks his fellow AFA grad if Keyser would withdraw from the race if enough signatures were found to be fraudulent to disqualify him. The Air Force Academy Honor Code is pretty simple:

I will not lie, [Pols emphasis] steal, or cheat, nor will I tolerate those among us who do.

After Keyser explained that he would not withdraw, just after this video ended, Glenn retorted, “I’m sure the Academy is pleased with that answer.” And the entire crowd on hand winced a little.

Again, we agree that this three decade old incident which resulted in no charges is itself no big deal. But the responses Glenn offers when asked about the incident are simply not believable–to the point of being, well, downright ridiculous. Nobody in their right mind can seriously believe that some other person named Darryl Glenn appeared in court in 1983 to be advised of charges for punching this Darryl Glenn’s father.

It’s a situation in which a simple admission to the unremarkable facts of the case would have put an end to the story–probably before it was even written. To say “the coverup is worse than the crime” is an understatement, because there wasn’t even a crime.

All we have now is Darryl Glenn rather obviously lying. And no matter what brought us here, that’s a story.

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. FrankUnderwood says:

    So if Daryl Glenn drops out,  will GOP vacamcy committee plug the vacancy with Keyser or Neville?

  2. Voyageur says:

    AC, this is your big chance!   Run for the Senate as the onlyTrue Trump supporter among Colorado Republicans.

  3. Voyageur says:

    It's notable that the other person named Daryll Glenn even had the real Daryll Glenn's social security number.   For Colorado Republicans, the year from hell just gets worse.

     

  4. TobiasFunke says:

    Joey Bunch is such a hack. Yeesh.

    • Davie says:

      It goes to Glenn's character.  He's such an unbending absolutist that he can't admit to making a mistake.  If admitting to one mistake as a teenager would cause his self-image to crumble, fearing to face the truth, shattering his belief in his own infallibility, is that someone you would want in the Senate, leading to more gridlock?

  5. Pseudonymous says:

    Who explains the explanation?

    Darryl Glenn issues "explanation?" of 1983 assault charge involving his father [sarcasm mine]

    “I want to do my best to explain that: the painful truth is that my parents’ marriage was violent. This was not the first night my father attacked my mother, and maybe more sadly, this wasn’t the worst time it happened — not even close.”

    Glenn said in the statement that he was never in court as a defendant in the misdemeanor case. Court records, however, show he made an appearance before a judge in December 1983, and later in the statement he talks of being called into the judge’s chamber.

  6. FrankUnderwood says:

    The plot thickens today. He started by saying nothing ever happened re:  getting arrested, then it was his brother's fault (who is now deceased) or a different Daryl Glenn, and now he's saying he didn't remember it but his mother has refreshed his recollection. He's also saying that his father (who is now deceased) was capable of making a false report to the cops.

    He's throwing a lot of dead people under the bus.

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