Today HER Time, the PAC led by former Representative Katie Hill (D., Calif) announced that it is endorsing Cindy Axne.
For those who don’t remember, Hill resigned in disgrace from Congress amid an ethics investigation into her sexual misconduct with a member of her staff.
We need people in Congress who are not just there to take votes, but will fight for issues that uniquely and disproportionately impact women. That’s why we’re proud to announce our full list of frontline endorsements – let’s protect our House majority by re-electing them in 2022! pic.twitter.com/Q17cnJllKL
— HER Time (@hertime2020) June 24, 2021
Conservative blog RedState was the first outlet to report on Hill’s alleged affairs with her campaign staffer and her legislative director. Hill claimed the allegation she was having a relationship with her legislative director was false, but later admitted she lied and had a relationship with a member of her campaign staff.
Hill’s admission of sexual misconduct with a staffer does not appear to bother Cindy Axne, though. Axne has accepted two checks totaling $4,000 from the disgraced Congresswoman and has not yet commented on the endorsement from Hill’s PAC.
The endorsement is reminiscent of 2020 Iowa Democrat Senate Nominee Theresa Greenfield’s acceptance of a large campaign contribution from the lawyer of another California sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein.
It looks like all of Cindy Axne’s #MeToo virtue-signaling may have just been hot air (see below).
These accusations are deeply disturbing. Sexual harassment or misconduct can’t be tolerated in any setting. I believe Senator Boulton needs to take responsibility and do the right thing for himself, his family, and the party.
— Cindy Axne (@Axne4Congress) May 24, 2018