Lincoln Project co-founder admits to sending ‘inappropriate messages’ to several men: Report

A co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project has apologized after he was caught sending “inappropriate” messages to a number of men.

John Weaver has admitted to sending what the Washington Examiner described as “sexually suggestive messages” after several of his victims spoke up on social media.

“To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you,” he wrote in a statement to Axios.

“The truth is that I’m gay, and that I have a wife and two kids who I love,” Weaver added. “My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”

Deception and responsibility

Prior to joining the Never-Trump movement and launching the Lincoln Project, Weaver, a Republican, worked as a campaign strategist for former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and, before that, for GOP Sen. John McCain (AZ), the Examiner reported.

While he told Axios that he was “taking full responsibility for the inappropriate messages and conversations,” Weaver also insinuated that his accusers were lying or perhaps driven by partisan motives.

“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,” he said, as Axios reported.

“I have the most beautiful, loving and courageous family who I deceived all these years,” Weaver confessed. “I don’t deserve you. But I love you with all of my heart and I’m so sorry that you have to suffer for my mistakes.”

A leave of absence

According to Axios, Weaver said he had taken a medical leave of absence from the Lincoln Project last summer and would not be returning to the organization.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln Project has already “quietly” tried to distance itself from Weaver, most notably by taking down a page on its website that listed the group’s founding members, as Mediaite reported Friday.

According to the outlet, the move was made prior to Weaver’s admission and apparently came in response to allegations from several men that were starting to pick up traction among journalists.

After the story finally broke wide open Friday, reporter Yashar Ali tweeted:

The number of gay men I know who have a “John Weaver DM’d me and made me uncomfortable” story is astounding. An overwhelming number of men have been made to feel this way.

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11 Responses

  1. You actually make no sense whatsoever? Which party did you want to hang? One question, what the hell is a republication? Personally I would love to see every demonrat and RINO receive a Mussolini severance package!

    1. what gas station would the hanging take place in???please keep informed….would enjoy the break in my day!!!

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  3. The Truth of the matter is that this person is totally deceitful, even after he openly apologize to those who he made feel uncomfortable, I only feel sorry for him. he like many others only need help!

  4. God bless the Lincoln project. They are proud and great Americans who have helped save our wonderful republic. And shame on all disloyal Americans who preach hate, mayhem, and insurrection.

  5. Bradley Friedman what do you know about the Lincoln Project! You are not only ignorant but stupid. The Lincoln project was totally against President Trump, in everything he said and represented. You are obviously one of them. Save all of us and go be a Democrat. If anybody saved us, it was the President…Do you actually know who these people are..they are all RINOS! How is that helpful?

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