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Hillary Clinton’s and the DNC’s puzzling half-measures on Harvey Weinstein



By Aaron Blake October 10 at 3:54 PM      A fuller picture of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged appalling conduct with women over the years is coming into focus now, thanks to an extensive piece from the New Yorker that builds upon last week’s blockbuster from the New York Times. Ronan Farrow reports that 13 women told him that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. Three say he raped them. And Farrow obtained one recording in which Weinstein appears to admit to groping a model.

It’s all extraordinarily hard to read (and listen to), and it’s got plenty of big-name Democrats donating to charity the money spread around by Weinstein, a the top Democratic donor and fundraiser.

There are a couple big exceptions, though: Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. And both are handling the situation in rather puzzling ways.

Clinton weighed in on the controversy for the first time Tuesday — five days after the story first broke — in a statement via her spokesman that did not address whether she would donate money. In the statement, which Clinton retweeted, she said she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein.”

The statement came shortly after her 2008 presidential campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, said Monday that it was “disappointing that [Clinton] hasn’t come out and condemned Harvey Weinstein.”

The DNC, meanwhile, announced last week that it would donate $30,000 it had received from Weinstein — out of $300,000 he donated to it over the years. But rather than donate the money to charity, the DNC said it would send it to groups that elect women.

I’ll admit right here that this whole returning-tarnished-money exercise can be tiresome. It becomes one giant exercise in comparing what Democrats are doing now to what Republicans did way back when, and vice versa. A lot of times we’re talking about a few thousand dollars out of millions raised. And in this particular case, you have a Republican president who has been accused by multiple women of unwanted sexual advances. The GOP taking the moral high ground here is, well, fraught.

But both Clinton and the DNC are doing it wrong. And that’s for one main reason: This story will only get worse and drag on — and on and on.

The DNC’s response is a real head-scratcher. Two of the three groups it chose to donate to — Emily’s List and Emerge America — expressly support Democratic candidates. The third, Higher Heights, is technically nonpartisan, but since it supports African American women running for office, you can bet that the vast majority of that money will help Democrats.

DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa defended the decision by arguing that trying to elect more women is an appropriate response to the Weinstein situation, “because we clearly need more women making decisions and in power rather than men like Trump and others who continue to launch attacks on women.”

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