Roughly two years after admitting to a years-long affair with an intern, Democrat Steven Horsford is threatening to sue his ex-wife if she discusses the ordeal publicly, she claimed on Sunday.
Douglass’ accusation comes as Horsford prepares to run for reelection against Republican Sam Peters.
Horsford admitted to having an extramarital affair with Gabriela Linder in May 2020. Linder met Reid in 2009 as a 21-year-old intern for then-U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).
Horsford was 36 years old at the time of the affair.
According to Linder, the affair lasted a year and a half before resuming from 2017 to 2019, when Horsford was elected to Congress.
For her part Linder later suggested the Congressman should take time off from ‘public life’ after the sordid details became public, a suggestion he refused to take..
“I was just minding my business until Steven and his attorney demanded I sign an NDA that would ban me from speaking about my 22-year marriage, his 10-year affair, and our divorce FOREVER. It includes $10,000 fines for each remark or social post. Even to a therapist!” Horsford’s ex-wife tweeted over the weekend.
In addition to the general scandal caused by the affair, Horsford also faced ethics issues after admitting sending Linder money through his company, R&R Resources+ in 2020, prompting a complaint from government watchdog group Americans for Public Trust.