Kirsten Gillibrand Calls on GOP to Give Back Steve Wynn Donations: ‘Silence is Deafening’
Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York called out Republicans for their “deafening” silence on the numerous sexual misconduct allegations raised against the now-former RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn.
Gillibrand, who made the comments while appearing on ABC’s The View, also demanded Republicans donate the money they received from Wynn, as a number of Democrats did with funds from Harvey Weinstein after sexual assault allegations came out against the film producer.
The junior senator from New York continued her on-going dialogue on misconduct issues by saying the following:
“There are multiple allegations of assault and harassment against him, and the near silence is deafening coming from the Republicans. I really believe this should not be about any one party, it should not be partisan. This kind of behavior is not okay — it not acceptable, we need accountability. And I think the Republicans should show far more leadership than they are today.”
Gillibrand continued by saying Republicans have to “speak out,” “send the money back,” and “hold their own accountable.”
“I don’t think these issues should be political, the silence is deafening,” she concluded.
The Democrat lawmaker made headlines recently after she called for President Donald Trump to resign over the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. He responded by attacking Gillibrand on Twitter in what many deemed to be a sexist smear.
As for Wynn, the Las Vegas mogul and former RNC finance chair’s world is falling apart in the wake of a bombshell report in which numerous women accused him of harassment and assault. Some Republicans — including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Karen Handel, and Rep. Greg Gianforte — have responded by vowing to donate the money they received from Wynn to charities.
Ridding themselves of all his now-dirty money may prove difficult — considering the disgraced businessman has donated millions to Republican causes over the years.
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