“The Lincoln Project says it is retaining an “outside professional” to review the tenure of co-founder John Weaver amid allegations that he has a history of sexually harassing young men.
“The super PAC, which was founded in 2019 by veteran Republican operatives who opposed then-President Donald Trump, is reeling from the fallout of the allegations reported by The New York Times and other outlets — with co-founders turning against and publicly targeting each other and new scrutiny over how the group has spent the tens of millions of dollars it raised.
“”It is heart-breaking to read the accounts of his abuse. It disgusts us. It breaks our hearts,” the super PAC said in a statement released Thursday night. “John’s conduct has enabled the enemies of American democracy to unfairly and misleadingly attack us and we will not back down.””
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