Dems blast RNC over Steve Wynn sexual misconduct claims: 'This is the party of Donald Trump'

Dems blast RNC over Steve Wynn sexual misconduct claims: 'This is the party of Donald Trump'
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday condemned its Republican counterpart for not commenting on sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Republican National Committee (RNC) finance chairman Steve Wynn.

“In the exact words of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielGOP to hold 2020 convention in Charlotte The Hill's Morning Report — Can the economy help Republicans buck political history in 2018? GOP chairwoman: Anyone who doesn't support Trump 'will be making a mistake' MORE, ‘If you stand for treating women well and you stand for the respect of women, you shouldn't take money from somebody who treated women with the absolute highest level of disrespect,’ ” DNC deputy communications director Sabrina Singh said in a statement. “Instead, the RNC and Ronna McDaniel have helped fund the campaign of an alleged child molester, blindly supported the GOP’s attacks on women’s health, supported a president who has been accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen women — and now they remain silent amid sexual assault allegations involving Steve Wynn, one of their party’s most senior officials.”

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“This is the Republican Party. This is the party of Donald Trump, Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreBannon says he will set up group in Europe to boost far-right figures Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism Once a Trump critic, Ala. rep faces runoff with his support MORE, Joe Arpaio and Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksFreedom Caucus members see openings in leadership AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain MORE," the DNC statement added.

Wynn, a billionaire casino mogul, is facing allegations from numerous women that include claims that he pressured some employees to take part in sex acts, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Wynn, who turns 76 this weekend, has denied the allegations, calling them “preposterous.”

The RNC has so far not released any statement or comment since the allegations broke early Friday afternoon.

Democrats are accusing Republicans of a double standard for calling on Democratic incumbents and candidates to return campaign donations after The New York Times reported the decades-long sexual misconduct allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The RNC was quick to call on Democrats to give back the money from Weinstein when the story broke in early October.

Wynn was tapped as an RNC official after President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE’s inauguration last year. In his role as RNC finance chairman, Wynn is tasked with raising money for the 2018 midterm elections where Republicans are expected to face fierce headwinds. 

Wynn, once a rival casino owner who refrained from endorsing during the presidential race, called Trump a "great friend" in 2016 and served as a vice chairman on Trump's inaugural committee after the election.

Wynn had a history of being a political benefactor for both Democrats and Republicans, including donating to Trump's primary and general election rivals. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he donated to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz: 'I'm glad' Disney fired James Gunn over 'horrible' tweets Washington needs to end hidden inflation tax on our capital gains GOP tax writer introduces bill to reduce capital gains taxes MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit Hillicon Valley: Trump's Russia moves demoralize his team | Congress drops effort to block ZTE deal | Rosenstein warns of foreign influence threat | AT&T's latest 5G plans On The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal MORE (R-Fla.) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House protests extend into sixth day despite rain Clinton: US is 'losing friends and allies' under Trump Justice Dept releases surveillance applications for former Trump aide MORE.

Updated at 5:11 p.m.