Nebraska Republican State Sen. Julie Slama stated she was “in shock” when Donald Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster allegedly put his hand “up my gown” at a GOP dinner.
“As I used to be … strolling to my desk, I felt a hand attain up my skirt, up my gown and the hand was Charles Herbster’s,” Slama stated in an interview on Information Radio KFAB in Omaha. “I used to be in shock. I used to be mortified. It’s one of the traumatizing issues I’ve ever been by means of.”
Slama added: “I watched as 5 minutes later he grabbed the buttocks of one other younger lady … This was witnessed by a number of individuals on the occasion.”
Slama talked of the intimidating, “big energy differential” in that scenario between herself, then a newly appointed 22-year-old state senator, and “one of many greatest donors within the Nebraska Republican Celebration.”
Herbster has denied all of the accusations as “libelous fake news” and is now threatening to sue to guard his fame. He known as the timing of the allegations simply weeks earlier than the first suspect.
All 13 feminine state senators within the Nebraska legislature, together with 5 Republicans, issued an announcement Thursday condemning the “extremely credible, corroborated allegations.”
“Sexual assault is despicable and damaging,” the assertion added. “This isn’t a query of politics — it’s an issue of character and basic human decency.” Herbster’s actions “make him unfit to serve,” the assertion concluded.
The primaries for candidates for governor and lieutenant governor can be held Could 10. The winner of the Republican major was anticipated to win the final election in November.