D.C. WASHINGTON — The office of Senator Ben Cardin terminated an employee on Saturday in response to allegations that the employee engaged in sexual acts within the Senate hearing chamber, which were captured on video.
This video was made public on Friday. Cardin stated that Aiden Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate.
“Aidan Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate. We will have no further comment on this personnel matter,” the statement from Cardin’s office said.
Allegedly captured on video are Maese-Czeropski and another male engaging in sexual activity in Hart Senate Office Building room 216.
The former legislative aid also released a statement on his LinkedIn page.
“This has been a difficult time for me, as I have been attacked for who I love to pursue a political agenda. While some of my actions in the past have shown poor judgement, 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.
As for the accusations regarding Congressman Max Miller, I have never seen the congressman and had no opportunity or cause to yell or confront him.