President Donald Trump fought many enemies during his time in office, including members of his own party. As it turns out, some of those enemies may have had secrets of their own.
John Weaver, co-founder of the Lincoln Project — a virulently anti-Trump initiative launched by disgruntled GOP swamp-dwellers — was forced to admit to sexual misconduct after several men came forward with accusations on social media, according to Breitbart. Weaver allegedly sent unsolicited messages of a sexual nature — sometimes offering quid pro quo employment and other opportunities — to young men while working for the “never Trump” super PAC.
“The truth is that I’m gay,” Weaver said in a statement to Axios Friday. “And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”
“To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry,” he continued. “They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.”
Weaver was on medical leave last summer and said in his statement he would not be returning to the Lincoln Project. Previously, the organization worked with RINOs like the late Arizona Senator John McCain and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. However, the organization became rabidly opposed to Trump and waged a war against the president over the last couple of years.
It was only natural then that Weaver blamed Trump for his indiscretions with young men. “While I am taking full responsibility for the inappropriate messages and conversations, I want to state clearly that the other smears being leveled at me by Donald Trump’s enablers as a way to get back at the Lincoln Project for our principled stand for democracy are categorically false and outrageous.”
Some 30 men have allegedly come forward to report how Weaver made sexual advances toward them on Twitter. After the allegations and Weaver’s statement became public, some reported that the Lincoln Project scrubbed his affiliation from its website.
Although the Lincoln Project has still not responded to the many allegations of sexual harassment by their co-founder John Weaver, they did take down the webpage that featured him as a founding member pic.twitter.com/zACK9o1h2a
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 13, 2021
Weaver is accused of — and admitted to — some pretty sleazy behavior. Instead of taking full responsibility in his statement, he insinuated that it was because of his repressed sexuality and Trump’s allies looking for revenge. It’s clear that Weaver would have been better to spend his energy working on his own issues rather than wasting time in his vendetta against the president.