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Ignoring Trump, Ailes, House GOP Calls on Democrats to Return Weinstein Money

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How easy it is to forget. Less than 18 months ago, then candidate Donald Trump was captured on the now famous Access Hollywood tape bragging about groping women and getting away with it because he is a “star.” Republicans were silent and not one of them called on their members to return any money donated or raised by Trump.

Before that, former Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes faced similar accusations and Republicans were again silent.

Fast forward to today and House GOP Monday called on Democrats to return all the money donated by film producer Harvey Weinstein who has been accused of alleged sexual harassment and rape.

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The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) launched a video telling the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to give back all the money donated by Weinstein which, according to Open Secrets, amounts to about $21,200. The film mogul gave the DCCC $16,200 in 2013 and $5,000 in 2011.

Using a clip from Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, the NRCC tells Democrats that those who received money from Weinstein should give it back.

“In light of these allegations, it’s time for Democrats to return Harvey Weinstein’s dirty money,” NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman said in a statement. “The DCCC’s silence is unconscionable and they cannot excuse years of abuse by one of their donors.”

Even Trump took a swipe at Weinstein over the weekend saying he was “not at all surprised” by the revelations that Weinstein harassed women. Trump repeated that the 2005 Access Hollywood tape was “locker room talk.”

“That is nonsense. Democrats should return the money from Weinsten only if Republicans return all the money donated or raised by Donald Trump and Roger Ailes,” he added.

In that tape, Trump was heard saying “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.” “I did try and f— her. She was married.”

Trump continued: “And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,” Trump said. “Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” “Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.”

Today, Trump is the President of United States despite being accused of sexual harassment by about a dozen women.

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As if on cue, Democrats are falling over each other to return the money from Weinstein or donate them to charity.

“No one is saying that what Weinstein did was right. He should be condemned in no uncertain terms but to ask Democrats to return the money? That is rich coming from a party that has Donald Trump as its leader and a party that stood silent when Ailes was accused of sexual harassment,” a Democratic operative told The Liberal Advocate News Monday.

“That is nonsense. Democrats should return the money from Weinsten only if Republicans return all the money donated or raised by Donald Trump and Roger Ailes,” he added.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York and others have pledged to return the money. Other leading Democrats including 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama has condemned Weinstein for his conduct.

The Staff of The Liberal Advocate News




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