Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) govt director John Billings resigned from the committee amid allegations of sexual impropriety together with his feminine colleagues, Punchbowl Information reported.
Billings resigned “after complaints from ladies about improper habits,” a number of sources near the matter advised Punchbowl Information.
Earlier than Billings’ resignation, “a bunch of ladies who labored on the committee complained to counsel final week.”
Billings has labored for the NRCC since 2019, and he ran the committee’s Patriot Program in the course of the 2019-2020 cycle earlier than serving as govt director since 2021.
The NRCC reportedly suspended Billings from his place as govt director earlier than he resigned.
NEWS in @PunchbowlNews Noon
NRCC exec director out after complaints about improper habits.
John Billings was suspended and later resignedhttps://t.co/BBiXpK7Cry
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 14, 2022
The committee confirmed Billings’ resignation, saying, “John Billings not works for the NRCC. We don’t touch upon personnel issues.”
Billings’ resignation offers a blow to Rep. Tom Emmer, the NRCC chairman who led the committee to an underwhelming efficiency in final week’s midterm elections.
Regardless of Billings’ resignation and the GOP’s lackluster midterm efficiency, Emmer is now working for a management place within the anticipated Republican-led Home subsequent Congress.
Tom Emmer was working a Lincoln Venture fashion sexual assault / harassment operation over at NRCC, he did not ship the crimson wave he promised and now he desires a promotion. pic.twitter.com/HxOYoGuwDn
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 15, 2022
Emmer is working to function the Home Republican Whip, even though votes are nonetheless being counted in some states and the GOP has not formally clinched the Home majority but. On Monday, NBC Information projected the Republicans would maintain on to a slim majority by a 219-216 margin, far under what political analysts anticipated.
Nonetheless, Emmer is just not letting the midterm outcomes have an effect on his resolution to run for Whip. He mentioned the GOP “delivered” within the midterms by regaining management of the Home when reporters requested if the GOP’s underwhelming outcomes would affect his resolution to run for Home management.
“I don’t know the way we delivered by that is precisely what we thought we had been going to do. We’re going to ship a majority, a brand new Republican majority,” Emmer mentioned.
Nonetheless, not everybody in conservative media helps Emmer’s management bid in mild of Billings’ resignation and the GOP’s efficiency final week.
“Tom Emmer ran the NRCC into the bottom and now this loser desires to run for Whip? He ought to step apart,” GOP strategist Ashley St. Clair tweeted. “Republicans don’t must elevate a RINO to Home Management who oversaw a corporation the place sexual assault was apparently working rampant. Dems would have a discipline day!”
Tom Emmer ran the NRCC into the bottom and now this loser desires to run for Whip? He ought to step apart
Republicans don’t must elevate a RINO to Home Management who oversaw a corporation the place sexual assault was apparently working rampant.
Dems would have a discipline day!
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) November 15, 2022
“In case you fail at your job, you shouldn’t get a promotion,” GOP strategist Ryan James Girdusky mentioned of Emmer.
“Tom Emmer was working a Lincoln Venture fashion sexual assault / harassment operation over at NRCC, he did not ship the crimson wave he promised and now he desires a promotion,” GOP strategist Arthur Schwartz mentioned.
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