After she outed victims of sexual assault without their consent, Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota admitted in a local news interview that her campaign was “pretty much” suspended as it went into damage control. As part of an open letter to her GOP opponent, Representative Kevin Cramer, Heitkamp listed 120 names of victims of sexual assault, some of whom had no desire to go public. After the days-long self-imposed “lay low,” however, Heitkamp’s campaign resumed filming for Showtime’s The Circus and launched attacks targeting Cramer for his record on women’s issues.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
In a recent interview, Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota claimed she “pretty much” suspended her campaign after outing victims of sexual assault without their consent.
When Heitkamp was asked by anchor Chris Berg of KX4 and West Dakota Fox if she considered suspending her campaign for a couple of days to get to the bottom of the issue, Heitkamp responded, “I think I pretty much did. We pretty much went into full-on let’s deal with this.”
“So a number of campaign activities were canceled as a result of this,” Heitkamp added.
.@SenatorHeitkamp still has not talked to several of the sexual assault survivors she outed w/out their consent. I asked @HeidiHeitkamp if she had considered “suspending her campaign” to get to the bottom of what happened to these victims. WATCHT 2night 6:30p KX4 #NDSen pic.twitter.com/C3IrvS8T0t
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergPOVNOW) October 22, 2018
“Nearly one week after Heidi Heitkamp outed victims of sexual assault without their consent, she is still not being truthful,” said North Dakota Republican Party Communications Director Jake Wilkins. “Many victims said this horrible tragedy ruined their lives, yet Heidi Heitkamp is dead set on continuing to lie to them and to the people of North Dakota.”