Just months after the Republican Party worked to tie Democrats to alleged serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein, the GOP’s chief fundraiser has been accused of pressuring multiple women, over the course of decades, into performing sex acts.
The Wall Street Journal interviewed multiple women who say Steve Wynn, the Republican National Committee finance chairman and one of Vegas’s premiere casino developers, sexually harassed or abused them, including forcing them to have intercourse. Wynn denied the allegations in a statement to the Journal.
The report nonetheless puts the RNC in a bind after it made a show of demanding that Democrats return money that Weinstein donated to their campaigns over his years of activity in party fundraising circles. Numerous Democrats ended up giving their Weinstein donations to either charities or, in some cases, political groups who work to elect progressive female lawmakers. Officials at the RNC and those close to it deemed such giving insufficient and accused other lawmakers of being complicit in not forcefully condemning Weinstein.