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RNC Chief Praises Dems Who Returned Weinstein Donations

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The head of the Republican National Committee praised Democrats who have returned donations from accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and said Hillary Clinton needs to speak out.

Ronna Romney McDaniel appeared on CNN's "Wolf" Monday afternoon and was asked about Weinstein in the wake of reports that the Hollywood executive sexually harassed women for years.

"Harvey Weinstein, what he has done, these eight settlements he made, [by] his own admission that he had demons [and] that he treated women in an egregious way, obviously a sexual predator, using his power to put women in bad situations. That's something Republicans and Democrats should agree on, that it's despicable," McDaniel said. "You have seen Democrats returning those donations. You've seen [Sen.] Elizabeth Warren and [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer. I applaud them for doing that.

"The DNC should do the same thing. They're keeping 90 percent of his donations. I don't understand. If you stand for treating women well and you stand for the respect of women, then you shouldn't take money from somebody who treated women with the absolute highest level of disrespect."

Host Wolf Blitzer then referenced — and played — the "Access Hollywood" tape on which President Donald Trump can be heard talking about groping women who were not his wife.

"The president apologized for that and many Republicans came out and said those comments weren't appropriate. The difference is Harvey Weinstein is a major bundler for the DNC. They have embraced him," McDaniel said.

"He has admitted to these instances where he put women in completely inappropriate situations, that he was a sexual predator and we're just saying to the Democratic Party, give his money back. If you stand for what you say you do, for women's rights, if you are champions of women, give his money back. Where's Hillary Clinton? Where's she standing on this issue? She's been silent. Her silence is deafening."

The New York Times first reported last week that Weinstein has paid off several women over the years after he was accused of sexually harassing them. Over the weekend, the film production company he founded and that bears his name fired him.

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The head of the Republican National Committee praised Democrats who have returned donations from accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and said Hillary Clinton needs to speak out.
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