Steve Schmidt, the co-founder of the highly effective Lincoln Project that has battled Donald Trump, has resigned amid allegations towards one other co-founder of sexual harassment.
His resignation Friday was first reported by Axios.
The resignation comes after co-founder John Weaver was accused of sending sexually explicit messages by way of e mail or in telephone calls to some 20 males, together with to staff of The Lincoln Project. The group has come below fireplace for not taking quick motion when the accusations surfaced.
Schmidt, a longtime Republican strategist, stated he was “incandescently angry” about Weaver in a rambling, startling assertion he posted Friday on Twitter wherein revealed being the sufferer of molestation as a boy at camp. “I detest John Weaver in a way I can’t articulate,” he added. Schmidt stated he first realized of Weaver’s habits final month.
Regardless of his emotions about Weaver, Schmidt additionally stated he was “enormously proud” of what The Lincoln Project has achieved.
In the wake of the Weaver accusations, The Lincoln Project has come below growing scrutiny. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the principally Republican-led group has spent about $50 million totally on corporations managed by its leaders.
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