Former President Donald Trump is ready to carry a rally subsequent week alongside Charles Herbster, his candidate of selection for Nebraska’s Republican gubernatorial race, who has been accused of assaulting no less than eight ladies.
The rally is scheduled to happen on April 29 in Greenwood, Nebraska. So far, Herbster is the one visitor speaker slated for the invoice, in response to an announcement posted to Trump’s web site on Tuesday.
Trump’s endorsement of Herbster final October preceded the newest sexual misconduct allegations, however his choice to rally with the GOP candidate suggests he’s standing behind his assist. Seven ladies, together with Republican state Senator Julie Slama, instructed the Nebraska Examiner that Herbster sexually groped them at numerous occasions courting again to 2017. Another lady alleged Herbster forcibly kissed her.
Slama was the one lady who agreed to be named within the Nebraska Examiner report. The Republican state senator alleged that in 2019, Herbster reached up her skirt and touched her with out her consent whereas she walked previous him at a political occasion.
Herbster’s marketing campaign has denied the allegations, dismissing them as a “political hit piece” carried out by Republican Governor Pete Ricketts and fellow GOP major candidate Jim Pillen.
“For thirty years, I’ve employed hundreds of people. I’ve respected and empowered women to run my company, my farm, and now my campaign. Not once has my integrity EVER been challenged in this manner,” Herbster said in a statement. “This story is a ridiculous, unfounded dirty political trick being carried out by Pete Ricketts and Jim Pillen.”
In response, Pillen instructed Newsweek final week that sexually assaulting ladies needs to be “disqualifying for anyone seeking to serve as a leader” and stated he and his spouse are praying for the ladies “targeted” by Herbster.
Herbster, a businessman who serves as CEO of a cattle breeding firm, has lengthy been a steadfast Trump supporter.
The gubernatorial candidate was one in all simply 13 folks at present operating for workplace who attended the previous president’s “Stop the Steal” rally earlier than a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Herbster has additionally appeared at a latest marketing campaign occasion alongside the previous president’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
Trump’s upcoming rally in Nebraska is only one of a number of occasions meant to spice up assist for his endorsed candidates forward of the midterm elections. Earlier this month, Trump appeared in North Carolina to indicate assist for Republican Representative Ted Budd. He has additionally pledged to assist Dr. Mehmet Oz within the GOP Senate major in Pennsylvania and J.D. Vance in Ohio’s Republican Senate race.
Newsweek contacted Trump’s workplace for added remark.
Specialists from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) sexual assault hotline can be found 24/7 through cellphone (1 (800) 656-4673) and on-line chat. Additional assist from the group can also be accessible through the cell app.