In the midst of accusations for sexual misconduct, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain dropped his White House bid Saturday.
“I am not going to be silenced and I am not going away,” the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza place said with his wife Gloria beside him.
“As of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign.”
At a rally that was originally supposed to be the grand opening for his national campaign headquarters in Atlanta, Cain continued, “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distraction, the continued hurt caused on me and my family. Not because we are not fighters.”
The announcement came five days after one of his accusers Ginger White came forward, alleging she had a 13-year sexual affair with Cain. After the presidential candidate called them “false accusations,” White’s attorney released a statement claiming he should apologize for disparaging his client.
Although he will be suspending his campaign, Cain’s team announced the formation of TheCainSolutions.com, an effort to bring the government back to the people.
Daps to: NY Times