(HorizonPost.com) – Lincoln Project was founded in 2019 by a group of self-proclaimed Republicans who devoted themselves to standing against Trump in the 2020 election. Their stated purpose was to make sure Donald Trump did not win a second term as President of the United States. While it’s obvious they got what they wanted, The Lincoln Project is now facing a massive scandal.
One of the founding members of this group, John Weaver, is a longtime campaign advisor and has worked with several RINO presidential campaigns, including those of Arizona Senator John McCain and former Ohio Governor John Kasich. The scandal began with Weaver, but the actions — or intentional inactions — of the rest of the PAC brain trust have led to even bigger issues for the organization.
Weaver has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 20 men through text and other electronic means. It’s reported that at least two of his victims were minors when he began preying on them.
The Lincoln Project, the group of prominent Republicans who raised millions of dollars to defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election, is engulfed in a scandal after sexual harassment allegations were made against one of its founders https://t.co/Os6WfrpvcS
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) February 18, 2021
Although others involved in the Lincoln Project expressed their outrage and dismay over this revelation, reports have suggested some of the executives were already aware of Weaver’s behavior. An article in the The 19th News alleges at least some of the leadership members knew about the accusations as early as March 2020.
An Organization In Jeopardy
The Lincoln Project’s future plans are now in jeopardy because of the scandal. One of the founders, Stever Schmidt, stepped down last week amid the fallout. Meanwhile, co-founder George Conway and former senior adviser Kurt Bardella have both called for the group’s shutdown on Twitter, with Bardella coming out on February 16 to say, “Just shut it down, already… it’s over.”
The current executive director, Fred Wellman, has a different plan. In a memo reported by Fox News, Wellman expressed his “excitement” for the future of the Lincoln Project despite the challenges it’s currently facing. He said the organization is dedicated to making right the wrongs committed, and that he wants to continue the “fight to protect democracy.”
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