Republican strategist John Weaver, a founding member of the anti-Trump Lincoln Mission group, has been accused by conservative reporters and alleged victims of “preying” on younger males by providing them work in alternate for intercourse.
A former strategist for George W. Bush, John McCain, and John Kasich, John Weaver was in a celebratory temper on Thursday, declaring“America is nice once more,” after Congress formally licensed Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Although a Republican, Weaver can also be a member of the Lincoln Mission, a gaggle of disaffected ‘By no means Trump’ Republicans and neoconservatives shaped with the only goal of defeating the president.
Emboldened by Trump’s downfall, and buoyed by the $67 million they raised within the runup to the election, the Lincoln Mission started work on a “database” of soon-to-be former Trump workers and officers, with a view to holding them “accountable” for the remainder of their skilled lives. Nonetheless, Weaver himself was quickly confronted with some alleged skeletons in his personal closet.
“Perhaps I ought to begin speaking about one of many founding members of the Lincoln Mission providing jobs to younger males in alternate for intercourse,” Conservative pundit Ryan Girdusky tweeted on Saturday, including, “his spouse might be .”
Perhaps I ought to begin speaking about one of many founding members of the Lincoln Mission providing jobs to younger males in alternate for intercourse… his spouse might be https://t.co/vAtUS9aPPl
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 9, 2021
Girdusky went on to say he had been contacted by a number of males who claimed to have been groomed by the “founding member.” Girdusky didn’t reveal extra, however stated he had screenshots of messages the Lincoln Mission member despatched to at least one recipient.
A Twitter consumer named Josh Worth, who has since locked his account, quickly got here ahead and named Weaver because the creep in query. He was adopted by one other liberal pundit, who claimed Weaver despatched him “pushy” and “flirty” messages.
After Donald Trump Jr. retweeted their accusations, journalist Scott Stedman reacted to Girdusky’s thread, declaring he, too, had been contacted by Weaver. Stedman stated he had adopted the strategist on Twitter in 2017, and the pair would chat about politics. Stedman stated he had provided him “some form of ‘three way partnership’ which I wasn’t concerned about,” earlier than he “proceeded to inform me how ‘sizzling’ I regarded and commented on my profile image and my hair.”
“He began calling me ‘my boy,’” Stedman continued. “I discovered it deeply uncomfortable.”
Stedman alleged that, since posting about his expertise, he has “gotten a number of DMs of individuals telling me they skilled this (and worse).” Some, he stated, are “afraid to say something.”
The accusations aren’t completely new, and first surfaced final summer season, across the similar time Weaver reportedly suffered a coronary heart assault and scaled again his work with the Lincoln Mission.
Did John Weaver pretend a cardiac incident to cowl up allegations from younger males?
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) November 10, 2020
As of Sunday afternoon, Weaver has not but weighed in on the accusations or issued a denial. In the meantime, right-wing commentators have been hammering the group of anti-Trump crusaders.
I might provide you with a clue as to which Lincoln Mission grifters are alleged sexual deviants by saying it’s the out of practice bald man struggling to develop a goatee, however that wouldn’t slim it down a lot now, wouldn’t it.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 10, 2021
John Weaver, founding father of the anti-Trump “Lincoln Mission” superpac, preyed on economically weak younger males by providing them jobs in alternate for intercourse. He’s a sick predator and may by no means be ready of energy ever once more. My prayers are along with his victims and his spouse.
— Dr. Benjamin Braddock (@GraduatedBen) January 10, 2021
Regardless of elevating a whopping $67 million in a bid to crater help for Trump amongst Republicans, the Lincoln Mission’s efforts seem to have been in useless, as he gained much more Republican votes final 12 months than in 2016. Now, with Trump defeated, the group’s battle going ahead will probably be to stay related.
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