Matt Schlapp Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, speaks during a Trump Victory event, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Iowa Firefighter’s Memorial in Coralville, Iowa. 200911 Firefighter Memorial 009 Jpg

Former Georgia Bulldogs star Herschel Walker failed in spectacular fashion against Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock in the runoff election last month, eventually conceding the race when he trailed by more than 100,000 votes on election night, a staggering amount given the Republican standing of the state and performance of other Republican candidates in Georgia.

While Fox News dubbed him one of their biggest political losers of the year and the Republican Party would love to forget his campaign ever existed, there are still some harrowing details emerging from the failed campaign. And this latest one is pretty terrible, though it isn’t anything that Walker himself was involved with.

According to The Daily Beast, a staffer for Walker’s Senate campaign has alleged that Republican activist Matt Schlapp made “sustained and unwanted and unsolicited” sexual contact with him while they were driving back from a bar in October. The staffer said that Schlapp, who is the chair of the American Conservative Union and lead organizer for the Conservative Political Action Conference, “groped” and “fondled” his crotch against his will after buying him drinks.

Schlapp’s attorney Charlie Spies told the Daily Beast that the allegations are an “attack” and said Schlapp “denies any improper behavior.”

While it’s still one person’s word against another, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time, or even the hundredth time, that a Republican claiming to be fighting for decency and “family values” turned out to be a creep.

[Daily Beast]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to