Nebraska Democrats renounce Senate pick over comments
OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Democratic Party called on its U.S. Senate nominee, Chris Janicek, to drop out of the race Tuesday after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers.
At one point during the group text, he wrote that he had argued with her and then asked whether the campaign should spend money on “getting her laid.” He then described in graphic detail an imagined group sex scene involving the staffer. He later said his comments were “a joke,” and texted an apology to the group. Janicek, who is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Ben Sasse, said he doesn’t plan to drop out of the race.