Washington, D.C. native and billionaire puppet Adam Laxalt wants Nevada voters to think he cares about helping victims of sexual assault. But the company Laxalt keeps tells a very different story. Days after being criticized for touting the endorsement of alleged rapist and sexual harasser Gerald Antinoro, Laxalt still features Antinoro’s name on his website. But it should hardly be surprising Laxalt has such a cavalier attitude about this. After all, Laxalt has surrounded his campaign with alleged sexual harassers, predators, and men with a history of threatening women.
Take a quick look at some of Laxalt’s most prominent supporters:
- Steve Wynn: Wynn, who resigned from his company over numerous allegations of sexual harassment, was one of Laxalt’s biggest supporters.
- Gerald Antinoro: Antinoro is facing numerous allegations of sexual harassment and rape. Laxalt has refused to retract Antinoro’s endorsement, even after a major Reno developer called on Laxalt to do so.
- Elliot Broidy: Broidy donated $10,000 to Laxalt’s campaign. Broidy was forced to resign from his position with the Republican National Committee over his paying a Playboy model he impregnated $1.6 million in hush money. So far, Laxalt has refused to say whether he will return Broidy’s donation.
- John Bolton: Bolton has been a supporter of Laxalt for years, well before Laxalt moved from Washington to Nevada to run for office. Bolton has a long history of threatening women, including going on a “warpath” against a female employee who asked for maternity leave. Bolton has also allegedly chased a woman though a hotel and threw things at her in a fit of rage.
“Instead of focusing on putting alleged rapists behind bars, Nevada’s supposed top law enforcement officer is touting one’s endorsement on his campaign website,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Apparently, if Adam Laxalt thinks someone can help further his political ambitions, he doesn’t care how many women they’ve hurt or threatened along the way.”