The former workers, of their letter, expressed anger that Lincoln Project leaders had characterised stories in regards to the group’s dealing with of Mr. Weaver’s habits as hit jobs from supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.
Insinuating that their efforts constituted a right-wing assault, they wrote, “is not in keeping with the values we signed up to uphold, and resembles the tactics and behavior we joined the Lincoln Project to defeat.”
Over the final 12 months, the Lincoln Project established itself because the main Republican group opposed to Mr. Trump, skewering him with mocking adverts and drawing a big following on the left. But for the reason that election, the group has been splintering. Two former board members, Ron Steslow and Mike Madrid, left in December. George T. Conway III, one other key determine within the group, has additionally departed.
Ms. Horn mentioned in her statement, “When The New York Times report on Weaver came out recently, I started getting phone calls from some victims who shared very disturbing stories about their interactions with him — interactions that apparently started nearly a year ago and, according to these young men, were communicated to others in the Lincoln Project.”
She added, “I was not aware of these communications or the allegations contained within them.”
She mentioned the younger males “spoke of feeling ignored” and “hurt that their experiences were being denied, angry that they had been used and lied to, and fearful that they would be targeted again. It was heartbreaking to hear.”
The Lincoln Project has attributed Ms. Horn’s departure to a dispute over cash, saying that she had lately requested “an immediate ‘signing bonus’ payment of $250,000 and a $40,000-per-month consulting contract,” and that in December, she had “demanded a board seat on the Lincoln Project, a television show, a podcast hosting assignment and a staff to manage these endeavors.”
Ms. Horn referred to as the claims that her departure was financially motivated “patently false.”