Congressional Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and potential 2020 presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren among them, are starting to give charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received from disgraced Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein. Hinojosa said the amount was for the funds Weinstein himself donated to the party during the 2016 campaign.
Other major beneficiaries of the Weinstein family’s largesse included almost $200,000 to the party’s Senate campaign accounts, $23,200 to its House campaign arm senatorial and $46,350 to Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential candidate, and to HILLPAC, a committee Clinton used to support other Democrats while senator. And RNC spokeswoman Cassie Smedile said Democrats decided to “shirk the moral high ground and instead chose to launder the dirty Harvey Weinstein money to fellow Democratic political organizations.”
Schumer, D-N.Y., is donating thousands of dollars to several charities supporting women, said spokesman Matt House.
Other Democratic recipients of Weinstein contributions who said they’re donating to charitable groups include Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey — a possible presidential hopeful
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