Herman Cain’s campaign is pushing back hard on a Politico story about past allegations of sexual harassment leveled at Cain sure to become the talk of politics in the coming days.
The AP reports Cain’s campaign said the Politico story “isn’t true and represents unfair attacks.”
Politico reported Sunday that the Cain campaign declined to comment on their story while it was being reported:
In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.
Cain himself also declined to respond to a question about the story leveled at him Sunday by Politico.
Read the rest of the AP item here.
The Washington Examiner posted this statement from the Cain campaign:
Inside the Beltway media attacks Cain
Fearing the message of Herman Cain who is shaking up the political landscape in Washington, Inside the Beltway media have begun to launch unsubstantiated personal attacks on Cain.
Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr. Cain’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumors that never stood up to the facts.
Since Washington establishment critics haven’t had much luck in attacking Mr. Cain’s ideas to fix a bad economy and create jobs, they are trying to attack him in any way they can.
Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before - a prominent Conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics.
Mr. Cain — and all Americans, deserve better.