ICYMI: Mike Carey Refuses to Renounce Trump Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment

Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, Mike Carey refuses to renounce the endorsement of Corey Lewandowski, even as multiple campaigns around the country have severed ties with him following serious allegations of sexual harassment. On Friday, The Columbus Dispatch’s Haley BeMiller outlined how Carey refuses to answer questions on his ties to his old friend Corey Lewandowski, amid allegations the former Trump campaign manager made unwanted sexual advances towards a former Trump donor.

“The Trump-affiliated super PAC led by Lewandowski spent over $400,000 to back Carey in the primary, according to Federal Election Commission filings. While Carey’s position is unknown, other Republican politicians have started to distance themselves from Lewandowski. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster had been working with him and cut ties after Odom’s story surfaced, Politico reported,” writes the Dispatch.

Even after repeated calls for Carey to renounce Lewandowski’s endorsement, the Republican refuses to speak out. But unfortunately, it’s no surprise that Carey remains silent, especially after an older allegation of sexual harassment against Lewandowski didn’t stop him stumping for Carey “on a two-day, seven-stop tour.”

“Mike Carey’s silence on the accusations against one of his biggest supporters and friend of 25 years is deafening. The continued allegations surrounding Corey Lewandowski and his treatment of women speaks volumes about the company that Mike Carey likes to keep. Mike Carey must renounce Lewandowski’s endorsement immediately,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.

You can read more from The Columbus Dispatch here and below:

  • The GOP candidate for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District is mum on his ties to a longtime adviser to Donald Trump after the adviser was accused last week of sexually harassing a prominent Trump donor.

  • Trashelle Odom said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski repeatedly touched her and made inappropriate comments at a recent charity event in Las Vegas, Politico reported.

  • The allegations prompted Trump allies to remove Lewandowski from the former president’s super PAC and create another fundraising group to keep him out of the fold.

  • Lewandowski is a friend of congressional candidate Mike Carey and played a key role in securing Trump’s endorsement of him earlier this year.

  • A spokesman for Carey did not respond to multiple requests for comment about the allegations and Lewandowski’s current role in the campaign. Lewandowski did not respond to questions about his involvement in Carey’s campaign.

  • An attorney for Lewandowski cast Odom’s allegations as “accusations and rumors,” according to Politico.

  • During a telephone town hall in July, Lewandowski said he’s known Carey for 25 years and noted that he joined Carey and Trump for their meeting in Trump Tower. 

  • “Mike and I have gone back a long ways together, and I can tell you that when Mike decided he was going to run for Congress, I knew right away that he was the type of person that fit perfectly with the America First agenda,” Lewandowski said.

  • The Trump-affiliated super PAC led by Lewandowski spent over $400,000 to back Carey in the primary, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

  • [O]ther Republican politicians have started to distance themselves from Lewandowski. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster had been working with him and cut ties after Odom’s story surfaced, Politico reported. Noem separately disputed a report from a conservative website that she and Lewandowski had an affair.

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