Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, who has been accused by a state senator and 7 other women of groping them, demanded that sex education be faraway from schools on Sunday.
Several observers found the main focus disturbing, particularly in light of the recent allegations against Herbster, a company CEO and Republican megadonor with no political experience.
The alleged groping occurred between 2017 and 2022. The entire women were teenagers or of their early 20s on the time, based on the Nebraska Examiner, which was the primary media outlet to report the allegations.
Two of the ladies, including Republican state Sen. Julie Slama, said they were assaulted by Herbster at the identical Republican dinner in 2019. In a radio interview, Slama said she was in shock when she felt Herbster’s hand reach up her dress.
“It’s one of the crucial traumatizing things I’ve ever been through,” she said.
Former legislative assistant Elizabeth Todsen said when Herbster got here around to greet people at her table that night, his “hand went to my butt.”
“I attempted to push away, but I couldn’t,” Todsen stated. “It was like he knew that I couldn’t say anything.”
Herbster has filed suit against Slama for defamation. She has sued him for sexual battery.
At a political rally in Greenwood on Sunday, former President Donald Trump described Herbster as a “good man, a superb man.” Trump also slammed the sexual assault accusations as “despicable charges.”
Herbster has denied the accusations.
Critics on Twitter complained that accurate, helpful sex ed was often not provided in homes. Providing sex education in schools has also been linked to fewer unwanted pregnancies:
Herbster has been accused of sexually groping multiple women. This creep ought to be as far-off from talking to kids about sex as possible. https://t.co/r5j2yLW6ut
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 1, 2022
I even have to assume there’s a reason this guy doesn’t want school children to learn the difference between “good touching” and “bad touching”
— Pennybags (@NouveauBougee) May 1, 2022
I don’t think a person accused of sexually assaulting women desires to say that but here we’re 😏
— Roberta 🌴🏄🏽♀️ (@RobertaByTheSea) May 1, 2022
Teen pregnancy rates are
far higher in republican dominated states.
Age appropriate sex education in public schools
is effective at reducing teenage pregnancy, abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases… pic.twitter.com/iuI5JsWE0e
— Hugh G Merriman MD (@merriman_md) May 2, 2022
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