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 McDanielWarren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings Fox's Kilmeade questions whether Omar is 'an American first' after 9/11 remarks Donald Trump has secured the future of our American courts 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 MooreGOP Senate campaign arm hits battleground-state Dems over 'Medicare for All,' Green New Deal The Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today GOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama 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 TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone 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 CruzTrump removes sanctions waivers on countries buying oil from Iran The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? Buttigieg steals Beto's thunder MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Cuban negotiator says Trump's efforts to destabilize Cuba's government will fail Freedom to Compete Act would benefit many American workers MORE (R-Fla.) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIt is wrong to say 'no collusion' 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era And the winner of the Robert Mueller Sweepstakes is — Vladimir Putin MORE.

Updated at 5:11 p.m.