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Anti-Trump Lincoln Project May ‘Wither on the Vine’ Following Sexual Harassment Scandal, Prof Says

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Donald Trump political action committee, has witnessed a mass exodus as many of its members, including co-founders Steve Schmidt and Jennifer Horn, have left the group following allegations of sexual harassment against the organisation’s co-founder, John Weaver.

The Lincoln Project imploded on Friday evening amid mounting criticism of its handling of sexual harassment allegations against one of its co-founders, John Weaver.

The Lincoln Project, which is made up of current and former Republican strategists, whose aim was to prevent Donald Trump from being re-elected, was formed in late 2019.

In January, over 20 men accused Weaver, who served as a top strategist for late Arizona Sen. John McCain, of sexually harassing them. US media cited sources familiar with the group’s internal dynamics as claiming that the organisation’s leadership had been informed of the complaints about Weaver’s misconduct in the summer of 2020, but they were largely ignored.

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