Two people have just quietly disappeared from Fox News, thanks to a growing scandal that’s ongoing. And before I explain what’s going on, I will disclose that I am not a fan of either of these people. They both toe the GOP establishment line, and throw Trump under the bus every chance they get. They’re a husband and wife team, who claim to be the most “powerful” conservatives in the country. And I disagree. In terms of appeal from the “base,” no they are not powerful. But they’re probably the most funded, by people like McConnell, and Romney, so that does give them limited power…However, thanks to a big scandal unfolding, all of that could come crashing down.
Matt Schlapp, the guy who trashed Trump supporters on January 6th, and even suggested that Ashli Babbitt may have “deserved” to be shot and killed, has been accused of fondling a man who worked on the Herschel Walker campaign. I am sure his wife, Mercedes, is thrilled about that.
Honestly, I never put two-and-two together and realized that Matt and Mercedes were actually married. I just had always thought Matt Schlapp was gay.
I still think Matt Schlapp is gay…
Here’s what NBC News had to say about the scandal:
Matt Schlapp, one of the nation’s most prominent conservative leaders and a top ally of former President Donald Trump, is being accused of sexually groping a male aide on Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign in October.
“He reached in between my legs and fondled me,” the former Walker staffer told NBC News in a telephone interview Thursday night. “To my shame, I didn’t say anything” to stop Schlapp. NBC News is withholding the staffer’s name at his request because he fears the allegations against a powerful Republican could harm his own career in GOP politics.
Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, is married to former Trump White House aide Mercedes Schlapp. His organization hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference, a crucial proving ground for Republican presidential hopefuls.
Schlapp did not respond to text messages seeking comment, including one detailing each point of his accuser’s story. His lawyer, Charlie Spies, did not immediately return a call from NBC News seeking comment on the allegations. But Spies did tell The Daily Beast, which first reported on the staffer’s story, that Schlapp had denied them.
On Friday evening, after this story was published, two ACU board members issued a statement standing by Schlapp.
“We stand squarely behind Matt Schlapp, and the ACU Board of Directors has full confidence in his leadership of the organization,” said Charlie Gerow and Carolyn Meadows, the first and second vice chairs of the board.
Well, many Trump supporters, who are not Matt Schlapp fans to begin with, would be happy to sse this husband and wife establishment team out of the picture.
And they might get their wish… because Matt and Mercedes, who were round-the-clock regulars on Fox News have both quietly disappeared.
American Conservative Union chief Matt Schlapp and his wife Mercedes have been off the air at Fox News since he was accused of groping a political campaign staffer.
The Daily Beast first reported on Jan. 6 that an unnamed staffer on Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign accused Schlapp of groping his crotch non-consensually while the two shared a car in Atlanta last October.
Schlapp, who organizes the influential Conservative Political Action Conference, denied the allegations through his lawyer. The accuser, described by the Times as a longtime Republican political aide, is now suing Schlapp for defamation and conspiracy over the alleged sexual assault.
Since the Beast story broke, Matt and Mercedes, who were regulars on Fox News and Fox Business, have disappeared from the air. Mercedes, who served in former President Donald Trump’s White House and on his unsuccessful 2020 campaign, was last on the air the morning of Jan. 6, while Matt hasn’t appeared on either network since Jan. 4.
Fox has yet to cover the groping allegation. The network did not respond to a request for comment on the absence of the Schlapps from the air.
Despite the allegation, CPAC is going ahead: the gathering will take place in early March.
How great would it be to have an America First warrior running CPAC? That would be a huge boon for our movement.
Let’s hope Matt and his wife retire from politics and public life and let people who actually represent the majority, take over.
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