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RNC chairwoman calls on Clinton to speak out about Weinstein

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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel suggested on Saturday former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should speak out about the sexual assault allegations against former campaign donor and film mogul Harvey Weinstein. 

“Whose side is Hillary Clinton on: Harvey Weinstein’s or his victims?” McDaniel said in a tweet.  

McDaniel’s comments come as Weinstein faces intense backlash after The New York Times unearthed a slew of allegations against Weinstein on Thursday from various women including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. 

Republicans have pounced on the accusations against Weinstein, who is was a prominent Democratic donor, and have called on Democrats to speak out against him. 

{mosads}In 2015, Weinstein and his wife, Georgina Chapman, a fashion designer, hosted a fundraiser for Clinton in New York City. 

While Clinton has not yet commented on the accusations, Democrats currently serving in Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) have rushed to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions to charities. 

Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Bob Casey(Pa.), and Patrick Leahy (Vt.) are also donating their contributions from Weinstein. 

Tags Al Franken Bob Casey Chuck Schumer Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Martin Heinrich Patrick Leahy

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