Facing fierce backlash for outing victims of sexual assault without their consent, Heidi Heitkamp was asked by Anchor Chris Berg why she did not suspend her campaign to figure out exactly what happened and to prioritize personally apologizing to the victims of her actions.
Inexplicably, Heitkamp claims, “I pretty much did” in the interview:
LET’S BE CLEAR— Heidi Heitkamp absolutely did not suspend her campaign, not on the day reports surfaced or any day following.
Heitkamp was filmed by Showtime’s The Circus campaigning the day it was reported her campaign outed these victims without their consent:
The following day, her campaign launched a tone deaf attack ad focusing on women’s issues and issued press releases criticizing her opponent:
Two days later, as one of the victims of Heitkamp’s actions said she had not heard from the Senator, Heitkamp continued her attacks against Kevin Cramer and participated in their first debate:
“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.”