Daines, Gianforte react to Wynn donations and RNC resignation

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Former White House and Republican National Committee spokesman Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerTrump admitted he was wrong over inauguration crowd size fight: book The Hill's 12:30 Report The Trump Presidency: Year One MORE is calling on the RNC to return donations from Steve Wynn, its former finance chairman accused of sexual misconduct - but only those from the past year.

Gov. Charlie Baker's political campaign wrote to the Republican Governors Association urging the RGA to return any donations from casino magnate Steve Wynn given since the last election cycle.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lindsey Graham of SC have urged Republicans who have received money from Wynn to return them.

"I don't even think it's a close call to return the money", Collins said on CNN's "State of the Union". "I'm really glad the Republican National Committee stepped back and he stepped down".

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A Wall Street Journal report on Friday detailed dozens of stories from Wynn Reports employees who say Wynn himself "sexualized his workplace and pressured workers to perform sex acts".

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel informed members Saturday she had accepted Wynn's resignation. The committee convenes in Washington this week for its annual winter meeting. When asked whether the RNC should return money Wynn donated to the party in light of new allegations unearthed by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Spicer said "yes" but offered a caveat.

Wynn has been a prolific Republican donor, contributing more than $600,000 to GOP causes a year ago, according to the Federal Election Commission. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. He has also contributed thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Sen.

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Heller and Portman and are part of a long list of mainly Republican lawmakers, candidates and party organizations Wynn has contributed to in recent years, though he has also previously backed Democrats.

Gonzalez said similarly that the Gaming Commission should make sure Wynn disassociates himself from the MA casino.

Wynn Resorts's CEO Steve Wynn has been the subject of sexual allegations that emerged late last week and those reports have spurred the Massachusetts gaming panel to make a decision to review the company's current project that is being developed in Everett, Massachusetts. "Consequently, the MGC's Investigations and Enforcement Bureau will conduct a regulatory review of this matter to determine the appropriate next steps".

The fallout to Wynn's business interests continued Monday.

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