George T. Conway III, one in every of the founders of the anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project, stated on Tuesday that it ought to shut down in the wake of revelations that a few of its management ignored warnings that one other founder was harassing younger males, together with interns.
His feedback got here after a former senior adviser to the undertaking, Kurt Bardella, tweeted on Tuesday, “Just shut it down already … it’s over.” Mr. Conway agreed in his own tweet, writing, “It’s a shame, and we shouldn’t forget the hard work of so many people and the positive things the organization did, but yes, I think this is right.”
In an interview on Tuesday, Mr. Conway stated, “It’s just really sad and depressing, and I hope it doesn’t tarnish the work of so many people who devoted themselves to such a good cause.”
The Lincoln Project emerged over the final yr as the main group of Republicans against the presidency of Donald J. Trump, skewering him with mocking adverts and drawing a giant following on the left.
But revelations final month that one in every of the group’s founders, the longtime political strategist John Weaver, had repeatedly harassed younger males, together with at the very least one minor, have engulfed the group in disaster. Its issues have intensified after a string of reports suggesting that the group’s leaders knew about Mr. Weaver’s conduct sooner than they’d let on.
On Monday, the undertaking stated it had employed a regulation agency, Paul Hastings, “to investigate allegations of inappropriate behavior by John Weaver as part of a comprehensive review of our operations and culture.”