He was never charged with a crime and he denies the accusation, but that didn’t stop southern Arizona democrats from calling for an end to 28-year-old Yahya Yuksel’s Congressional District 2 candidacy.
Democrats wants Yuksel’s political career to end due to an allegation that he raped an intoxicated female peer when he was in high school.
In a press conference held Sunday, at his campaign headquarters, Yuskel stated, “I just want to say that no woman should be dismissed. No one should be dismissed, and women should be empowered to speak up. Regarding the allegation, it is deeply disturbing to me. It hurts. I could never ever force myself upon someone. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
Yuksel intends to stay in the Congressional District 2 (CD2) race.