Paul Suggests Harassment Allegations Promoted by Another Campaign
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul suggested the onslaught of media coverage of sexual harassment allegations against Georgia businessman Herman Cain may be the handiwork of another campaign, reports The Hill
“Conceivably it could be another campaign has done this for all we know right now,” Paul told Fox News.
Cain has denied the allegations while other presidential hopefuls have been quiet on the subject this week. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was the only candidate who seemed willing to pitch a small jab.
“This is the year when we can’t have any surprises with our candidate,” Bachmann said in an Iowa speech Tuesday.
Paul’s campaign was quick to reject that the campaign took part in the scandal after allegations resurfaced over the weekend.
“We plan to beat Herman Cain on the issues, like his support for TARP and his cozy relationship with the Federal Reserve, not by assaulting his character,” Paul’s campaign said in a news release.
Paul’s son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, also suggested that sexual harassment claims can be frivolous.
“There are people now who hesitate to tell a joke to a woman in the workplace, any kind of joke, because it could be interpreted incorrectly,” he said. “In my election, I had an anonymous girl from college — who I still don’t know — make accusations against me.”