Another One Bites The Dust: Dem Forced To Step Down After Mistress Blows His Cover [Video]
Steven Horford (Nevada Rep) admitted on Friday that he had an on and off affair with a former intern for Sen. Harry Reid. The intern, who revealed their decade-long relationship in a series of podcast episodes asked that the Democrat step down and 'atone for his sins'.
Gabriela Linder told the Last Vegas Review that she was/is 'Love Jones' an alias she used when she first began revealing details about their relationship to the public via the podcast as well as Twitter. The podcast titled "Mistress for Congress" reportedly gives explicit details about the affair which included a screenshot of a message between the two from back in 2018.
Horsford provided this statement:
“It is true that I had a previous relationship outside of my marriage, over the course of several years. I’m deeply sorry to all of those who have been impacted by this very poor decision, most importantly my wife and family. Out of concern for my family during this challenging time, I ask that our privacy is respected.”
The details were apparently enough to force the Congressman out of hiding and admit to the affair. Linder says that Horford offered her financial support and introduced her to his political connections. She also claims that Horford used his staff to film part of her son's YouTube show- so, literally on the taxpayer's dime.
Horsford’s sex scandal immediately led to calls for him to resign, including from Republican Congressional candidate Lisa Song Sutton, who is running to unseat Horsford.
“First, I call on Steven Horsford to resign from Congress,” Sutton said in a statement. “In addition, I call on the House Ethics Committee to begin an immediate investigation into Congressman Horsford’s actions as they relate to this longtime, extramarital affair, similar to the investigation that occurred with his immediate predecessor, disgraced former Congressman Ruben Kihuen. The people of Nevada’s 4th District deserve to know if any of our taxpayer dollars funded Steven Horsford’s nefarious activities.”
Sutton continued, “I speak to voters every single day who do not feel like they are being heard by Congressman Steven Horsford. His lack of community involvement was a key factor in my deciding to run for this position. Given this news, I am infuriated. I am infuriated for Nevadans of the 4th district. This just solidifies what we already knew: that we deserve better representation. We are in the middle of an economic and health crisis. Nevada’s economy has taken a beating and our community is on the ropes. We have nearly 500,000 Nevadans on unemployment. Our largest sources of revenue for the state: tourism, hospitality, gaming, and mining, have been severely impacted with a long road to recovery.”
“We need a strong leader who is going to be 110 percent focused on rebuilding our economy and taking swift action FOR the people,” Sutton concluded. “This seat has been plagued by distractions and scandals by men who cannot stay focused on their responsibilities because they are too busy chasing women. Horsford is not fit to lead us. His family will be in my prayers.”
The news about @RepHorsford's long term extramarital affair simply solidifies what we already knew: that we are not a priority to him.
— Lisa Song Sutton for Congress (R-NV) (@LisaSongSutton) May 17, 2020
According to The Las Vegas Review:
"In total, she said, their sexual relationship took place between 2009-10 and 2017-2019, though they remained in regular contact for the entire decade.
Linder stressed she was not seeking to damage Horsford during an election year, but rather sees her podcast as “an empowering journey” as she moves on from the relationship. She said she was not paid any money to produce it, nor was she asked or contacted by any candidate in Horsford’s 4th District race. She said she was writing a book about her experience.
Linder does, however, believe Horsford should end his bid for re-election.
“If this was a story in 2018 (when Horsford successfully recaptured the seat after having lost it in 2014), he wouldn’t have run,” Linder said. “He obtained this position under false pretenses that he was a family man and man of God. He should take a step back, atone, and if people are satisfied, then he can come back into politics.”
Horsford represented the 4th District from 2013 to 2014, when he lost his re-election bid to Republican Cresent Hardy. He won the seat back in 2018, after then-Rep. Ruben Kihuen decided not to seek re-election because of sexual harassment allegations."
That seems to be a reoccurring theme for Reps. from the 4th distract. Horsford has not yet stepped down but the chances of him staying seem extremely unlikely.