Oct 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

The Democrats giving away donations from Harvey Weinstein

From left: Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Martin Heinrich, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photos: AP

At least four Democratic senators who have received donations from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein said they will donate the same amount of money to charity after learning that three decades worth of sexual harassment allegations have been brought against the filmaker, per the NYT. Various Republican groups, including America Rising PAC, are now calling on other Democrats to do the same, per CNN.

Distancing themselves: Sens. Patrick Leahy (VT), Richard Blumenthal (CT), Martin Heinrich (NM), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) each said they plan to transfer the money Weinstein gave them to charities, including groups that support female victims of domestic violence. Leahy said he will donate $5,600, Blumenthal and Heinrich $5,400, and Warren $5,000.

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