On Monday, there was a blog post written by someone who claimed they were sexually assaulted by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
However, now those claims appear to be part of a smear campaign against the South Bend, Indiana mayor.
According to the Daily Beast, a Republican source came forward saying that far right provocateur Jacob Wohl and lobbyist began approaching people in order to set up the hoax, to try and smear Buttigieg.
NEW — Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman appear to be behind a campaign to get young gay men to accuse Mayor Pete of sexually assaulting them. https://t.co/oZ3TYEwxl6
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 29, 2019
Since tweeting this, two young, gay, right-leaning men I know have contacted me to say they were also approached by Wohl to participate in this appalling attempted smear of @PeteButtigieg https://t.co/jyq9Q044iL
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 30, 2019
Regardless of what side of the aisle you happen to be on, lying in order to destroy someone’s reputation is entirely wrong. It was wrong when Jussie Smollett lied about this hoax and then blaming it on Trump supporters and it’s just as wrong and disgusting in this instance.