Democrat Attempted To Gag Ex Over Affair

On Sunday, the ex-wife of a Democrat in Congress went off on him, accusing him and his attorney of trying to silence her about his allegedly abusive behavior throughout their marriage.

Professor and head of Black Education Research Facility at Columbia University Professional School, Sonya Douglass, accused her ex-husband, Nevada state Rep. Steven Horsford, of trying to intimidate her into silence in a series of devastating tweets.

She Tried To Move On

She revealed her plan to remain silent throughout the campaign by stating as much in the thread. She added it is also ludicrous to assume she’d want to bring up his name in the first place, saying who digs through the trash anyway?

She said, unfortunately, she doesn’t take kindly to being bullied or intimidated, which leads us to this situation.

They tied the knot back in 2000, but it’s unclear if they’ve since divorced. Douglass tweeted on Saturday that after Horsford signs the appropriate paperwork, she will be free “from this never-ending horror.”

With an eye toward a third term in office, Horsford admitted in 2020 to having an adulterous relationship with Gabriela Linder, a young intern of deceased Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Through his congressional staff, Linder alleged Horsford “gave her financial help, linked her to political allies, and taped a piece for her little son’s YouTube show.” Horsford acknowledged giving Linder money from a business he managed.

In the current election, Republican contender Sam Peters, a former Air Force major and Bronze Star hero, is running against Democratic incumbent Horsford.

Despite polls showing a “lean Democrat” contest, Douglass’s damning assertion comes at a horrible time for Horsford, as Republicans gain ground across the country and a potential “red wave” begins to take shape.

Polls show that Republican Joe Lombardo is gaining ground on Democratic incumbent Governor Steve Sisolak in Nevada. Democratic incumbent Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is losing ground to Republican Adam Laxalt.


Peters’ campaign posted Steven Horsford’s main skill was lying, days before Douglass came out. The next tweet from Douglass suggested Horsford was also violent and alluded to a likely loss.

She claimed in her statement he already blames her for his potential race loss. He is incapable of accepting responsibility for his behavior. There were numerous opportunities for him to do the right thing, but he consistently resorted to violence instead.

Douglass concluded her astonishing outpouring by assuring her supporters that despite the pain caused by her failed marriage, she is able to move on with her life.

Despite what she wrote, she is more resilient, wiser, and content now than at any point in her adult life.

She continued by saying she hoped her story would inspire people to put their faith in God and settle for nothing less than the harmony, dignity, and compassion we all desire.

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.