Doug Heye, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), is calling for Casino mogul Steve Wynn to be ousted as the RNC's finance chairman after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against him Friday.
In a tweet, Heye said the allegations against Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts, appeared to be "a lot worse" than past scandals that roiled the RNC and led to a number of ousters.
This strikes me as a lot worse than $2K in misappropriated funds at an LA nightclub and other 2010 RNC fiascos I’m still trying to forget that cost several people their jobs.— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) January 26, 2018
Steve Wynn has got to go. https://t.co/tGtDW0Huoi
Heye's comments came on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report detailing allegations against Wynn that span decades. Wynn has denied the allegations, which he said were instigated by his ex-wife.
The fallout for Wynn mounted throughout the day Friday, with stock prices for Wynn Resorts plummeting.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sharply condemned Wynn in an emailed statement.
“In the exact words of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielBiden's strategy for midterm elections comes into focus DNC hits GOP for having 'no agenda,' echoing Biden Romney says it 'would be nuts' for the RNC to block candidates from commission debates 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. “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.”
And Fox News said that it would no longer book Wynn on any potential future installments of its special, "The Wise Guys," according to a statement obtained by The Daily Beast.