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Republican Party Discovers It’s Against Sexual Harassment if the Person Accused of it Isn’t Donald Trump

Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein in New York City on Dec. 15, 2009. 

Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company

This is great: Now that film-industry mogul and major Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein has been accused publicly of having sexually harassed women for decades, the institutional Republican party has decided that sexually harassing women for decades is very bad.

“During three-decades worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in the statement. “If Democrats and the [Democratic National Committee] truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a no brainer.”


LOL! Guys, remember this?

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Or, like … this?

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When you’re a Republican, they let you do it.

(N.b.: A number of Democrats have indeed donated their shares of Weinstein’s campaign contributions to charity.)