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 faces new challenge in 2020 abortion fight Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — McConnell, Kaine offer bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21 | Measles outbreak spreads to 24 states | Pro-ObamaCare group launches ad blitz to protect Dems Romney expresses opposition to Alabama abortion ban 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 MooreRoy Moore wants judge who ruled against him removed from case The Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers split over Mueller findings: 'case closed' vs. 'cover-up' Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid MORE, Joe Arpaio and Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksArizona New Members 2019 Cook shifts 8 House races toward Dems Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership 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 TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit 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 CruzOn The Money: Conservative blocks disaster relief bill | Trade high on agenda as Trump heads to Japan | Boeing reportedly faces SEC probe over 737 Max | Study finds CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump GOP senators work to get Trump on board with new disaster aid package MORE (R-Fla.) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery MORE.

Updated at 5:11 p.m.