The Lincoln Project is slowly but surely fading away. The anti-Trump organization is bleeding its Democrat and “never Trump” supporters left and right according to a report by Politico. Meanwhile, the left-wing PAC created by former Republicans is still hoping it will muster up enough influence to stop Donald Trump from being elected again.
According to Fox News:
According to Politico in a piece published Sunday, the disgraced group has “a growing list of detractors” as many fear it could actually be enticing Trump to run for president again in 2024 despite its goal of defeating “Trumpism,” and that it’s become “ineffective” and “counterproductive” following Trump’s loss in 2020, reports of internal strife and its failed hoax in Virginia to paint Republians as White supremacists.
The Lincoln Project also continues to reel over co-founder John Weaver’s sexual harassment scandal and a string of resignations earlier this year.
“It was the darling of the resistance for savagely attacking Donald Trump. But now, everyone keeps rolling their eyes at the Lincoln Project and fears they may be clearing a path for the former president’s reemergence,” Politico reported. “But a year after delighting liberals with their insistence on bringing guns to a gunfight, operatives across the spectrum now say the group is, at best, ineffective and prodigal, at worst, counterproductive.”
Rick Wilson, a former Republican strategist and one of the group’s co-founders, admitted in a recent interview on CNN that he wanted Trump to run for president again because, he claimed, he would be the easiest candidate for Democrats to beat. That led one former official at the group to tell Fox News Digital the group was “utterly desperate” and “disgustingly unpatriotic.”
Lincoln Project members slammed Wilson’s comments and called them irresponsible.