Linder, who gave $ 1,000 to the Horsford campaign in 2018, did not respond to interview requests.
Horsford’s second term in Congress began in 2018 when he won the seat formerly held by fellow Democrat Ruben Kihuen. Kihuen chose not to run for office a day after the House Ethics Committee announced it was investigating whether he had sexually harassed the women he worked with.
The ethics committee formally reprimanded Kihuen’s sexual harassment of women, in what is called a disapproval for his misconduct, and found that he “had made persistent and unwanted advances towards women who must interact with him. as part of their professional responsibilities “. In testimony deemed “credible” by the ethics committee, a campaign staff member who worked for Kihuen told the panel that Kihuen touched her thigh twice, commented on her appearance, suggested they should take a hotel room together and asked her if she would ever do it. cheating on her boyfriend.
Molly Forgey, spokesperson for the Nevada Democratic Party, did not respond to a request for comment. Specifically, she did not answer questions about the circumstances of two back-to-back Democrats from the same Congressional district who were mired in a scandal. She did not respond to whether this calls into question the way they control their candidates.
Linder told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Horsford appeared on her young son’s YouTube show, which has 46 subscribers, in April. Horsford spoke about the coronavirus pandemic during the show’s inaugural episode, titled ‘Namaste,’ which Linder said was filmed with Congress staff from Horsford.