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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 McDanielElection Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Dem senator says 'we're not in a court of law' when asked about presumption of innocence for Kavanaugh RNC Chair: Dem senator 'doesn't believe in the presumption of innocence for conservatives' 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 MooreFormer campaign aide to New Jersey governor says she was sexually assaulted by his ex-staffer Mellman: When questions don’t mean what they say CNN's Toobin: It's Trump's ‘nature’ to not believe accusations of sexual assault 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 TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East 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 CruzFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown O'Rourke's mom discusses past Dem votes after labeled 'lifelong Republican' by son Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' Dems can use subpoena power to reclaim the mantle of populism MORE (R-Fla.) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE.

Updated at 5:11 p.m.