Is Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez having an affair with a married defense lobbyist?

H/T to Gustavo Arellano, over at the OC Weekly’s Navel Gazing blog, for turning me on to an interesting tale involving Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and a possible conflict of interest.

Gustavo is not happy that Sanchez is ignoring questions from “Adriana Maestas, proprietor of Latino Politics Blog. The Orange County resident has a fascinating post up in which she claims to know a source who says Congresswoman Loretta “I Support the DREAM Act but Won’t Co-Sponsor It” Sanchez was involved in an adulterous romantic relationship that could’ve been a conflict-of-interest. A lot of qualifiers, to be sure, but Maestas does make an interesting case.”

As Maestas put it, ” It has been widely alleged that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been involved in an intimate relationship with her former military escort and current homeland security and defense lobbyist, John (Jack) P. Einwechter, currently “Of Counsel” at the DC law firm of Greenberg Traurig.”

This guy Sanchez is allegedly bunking down with is married with 8 kids!  She is cheating with an octo-dad!  Supposedly.

Really – shouldn’t Sanchez come clean?  If all this is true, it is not the affair that matters, but rather the conflict of interest inherent in bedding down with a lobbyist whose work conflicts with the Committees Sanchez serves on.  No bueno!

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