- Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign staffer accused CPAC head Matt Schlapp of groping him, according to NBC and the Daily Beast.
- The staffer says Schrup “grabbed my crap and hit it long and hard.”
- “Everything makes me physically sick,” said a Walker campaign official who confirmed the account.
Mid-level staffers in Herschel Walker’s ill-fated Senate campaign have accused Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Coalition and organizer of the Conservative Political Action Conference, of “groping” him.
According to text, audio, video and screenshots shared to both The Daily Beast and NBC News, Schrup made unwanted advances with staff after the Oct. 19 event in Georgia. rice field.
Additionally, Walker’s campaign officials said that top campaign aides met to save staff from having to pick up Shrup after learning what happened, both outlets said. I have verified my account on .
“The next morning I was informed of the incident,” an unnamed Walker insider told NBC. He added: “The whole thing makes me physically sick.”
Schlapp, who is married to former White House aide Mercedes Schlapp, “invaded my personal space” after going to two bars after the event, according to a description staffers provided to both outlets. A staff member in his late 30s had served as a Schlapp driver and was aware of the “power relationship” between the two.
“From Manuel’s Tavern to the Hilton Garden Inn at the Atlanta airport, he literally had his hands on me,” a staff member said in a video recorded two hours after the incident, the audio of which was shared with NBC News. “CPAC’s Matt Schlapp grabbed my crap and threw it down.”
“He reached between my legs and caressed me,” a staffer told NBC News, telling The Daily Beast that the incident was “scarring” and “humiliating.”
According to reports, Schrup later invited a staff member to his room, but he declined. The next morning, Schrup texted a staff member, who also drove him the next day.
“I wanted to say that I was uncomfortable with what happened last night,” the staffer texted Shrup.
“Call me,” Schlapp replied, then tried to call the staff three times in the next 20 minutes.
According to The Daily Beast, Schrup later texted the staff.
“If only he gave me a polite pass and let it be,” a staffer told NBC News. “Only me and Matt and God would know that.”
Insider reached out to Schlapp’s attorney, Charlie Spies, for comment. Spies denied the allegations on Schrup’s behalf, telling the Daily Beast, “The attack was false and Mr. Schrup denies any inappropriate behavior. We are considering legal options for responding. ” he said.
On Friday, an insider asked the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who has attended many CPAC events, for his reaction to the allegations.
“I haven’t read the story,” he replied repeatedly.