On Wednesday, The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur filed to run for the House of Representatives to replace Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), who resigned after she was accused of sexual impropriety with staffers.
As The Hill reported, “An FEC filing dated Wednesday announces the formation of the ‘Cenk for Congress’ committee, with Uygur listed as the group’s treasurer.” Uygur issued a tweet indicating he was not speaking about the filing publicly, writing, “To all reporters: No comment.”
Whether Uygur can gain support from some members of his party is up for grabs; as The Huffington Post reported in December 2017, the Justice Democrats, which Uygur helped establish, ousted him after sexist blogposts that Uygur wrote in the early 2000’s came to light. The group intended to “support progressive primary challenges against Democratic incumbents in Congress,” HuffPo noted...
Hill resigned but has defiantly claimed she was a victim, stating, “The forces of revenge by a bitter, jealous man, cyber exploitation and sexual shaming that target our gender and a large segment of society that fears and hates powerful women have combined to push a young woman out of power and say that she doesn’t belong here.”