Chris Janicek is a Democrat running for Senate in Nebraska.
His campaign has become embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal that’s so bad, even Democrats are calling on him to drop out of the race.
He refuses to do so.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Nebraska Dem Refuses to Bow Out of Senate Race Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal
The Nebraska Democratic Party’s nominee for Senate on Monday refused calls from his own party to resign his candidacy following a sexual harassment allegation.
Chris Janicek denied the party’s request that he drop out over text messages in which he made sexually explicit remarks about another staffer, the Omaha World-Herald reports. In a group text with at least five people, Janicek mocked a staffer by saying he wanted to “get her laid.”
According to the World-Herald, Janicek described lining up men for group sex with the staffer, suggesting that the men could be paid.
“Thoughts?!money” he wrote.
Janicek admitted the messages are authentic.
“This is a moment in time where I made a terrible mistake in a text message,” he said.
The party requested Janicek withdraw after reviewing the text messages, which were revealed by a staff member who filed a formal complaint about the incident Monday.
Will he end up dropping out? Democrats are putting a lot of pressure on him to do so.
I join the @NebraskaDems in calling for Chris Janicek to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race due to sexually inappropriate language with a staffer.
— Alisha Shelton (@Shelton4Senate) June 16, 2020
Our party will not tolerate sexual harassment from our candidates, party leaders and elected officials. We have removed all party resources from the Janicek campaign and call on him to resign from the US Senate race.https://t.co/nCZibkc5oK
— Jane Fleming Kleeb (@janekleeb) June 16, 2020
Nebraska Democratic Party officials have demanded that U.S. Senate candidate Chris Janicek withdraw from the senate race after reviewing sexually inappropriate comments he made about a staff member during a group text among the Janicek campaign.
— Nebraska Democratic Party 💙 🌊 (@NebraskaDems) June 16, 2020
It’s not looking good for him.