Veteran GOP strategist resigns from board of Lincoln Project

Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt has resigned from the board of the anti-Trump group Lincoln Project

Via AP news wire
Saturday 13 February 2021 00:57
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Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt one of the faces of the so-called Never Trump movement, announced Friday that he had resigned from the board of the Lincoln Project

The move comes after a tumultuous week in which revelations surfaced that the prominent anti-Donald Trump group knew about allegations of sexual harassment involving one of its co-founders several months before acknowledging them publicly.

Schmidt made the announcement in a lengthy post on Twitter in which he shared a personal account of sexual abuse from a Boy Scout medic and a subsequent fight with depression. He also apologized for posting the private messages of a former Lincoln Project official a day earlier.

“I am resigning my seat on the Lincoln Project board to make room for the appointment of a female board member as the first step to reform and professionalize the Lincoln Project,” Schmidt wrote.