Recently, the anti-Trump Republican group known as “The Lincoln Project” came under heavy fire as one of its co-founders, John Weaver, was accused by a growing list of young men who claimed he sent them inappropriately sexually suggestive messages.
According to Fox News, other leaders of the group claimed that they were unaware of Weaver’s conduct, but conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh cried foul in a recent broadcast, accusing them of knowing full well that Weaver was engaged in such despicable behavior.
A bombshell report from the New York Times indicated that Weaver had sent at least 21 young men “unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics.” Even more sickening is the fact that one of those young men was only 14 at the time he communicated with Weaver.
One of the group’s co-founders, George Conway, made a very obvious attempt in a recent MSNBC interview to reassure those watching that the rest of the group members were in the dark about Weaver’s alleged misconduct.
“It’s terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable, I, I didn’t know John very well,” Conway said. ” I frankly only spoke to him a couple of times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project. It’s almost, I don’t even know what to say. It’s just terrible,” while adding that the situation left him “speechless.”
But Limbaugh fired back at Conway, accusing the co-founder of the group of blatantly lying by claiming he wasn’t aware of what was going on with Weaver.
“Everybody knew this guy, and they all claimed, ‘We had no idea, had no idea! He was hitting on minor guys? We had no idea that he was deviant like this! We had no idea,” Limbaugh said on Tuesday. “You knew it all.”
Limbaugh doubled down on his accusation, claiming that the only reason nobody from The Lincoln Project spoke up prior to the revelations that something was wrong was the simple fact that Weaver was a co-founder of the group and that nobody under him was going to question his actions.