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DNC Vice Chair Will Not Say Whether DNC Will Return Weinstein Donations

“I don’t have any comments for you right now,” Ellison said on Wednesday.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) would not answer a question about whether the DNC will return all of the money that it has received from serial sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein has been described as a Democratic mega-donor, and gave $300,000 to the DNC over the years.

After news broke that Weinstein has been covering up sexual assault allegations for years, the DNC elected to donate $30,000 of that money to Democratic groups like Emily’s List.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Ellison refusing to answer a question, regarding whether the DNC will donate the rest of the funds, on Thursday:

Ellison was asked about the contributions after a press conference on Wednesday.

“Will the DNC return all its contributions from Harvey Weinstein?” he was asked.

“I don’t have any comments for you right now. I don’t know you, and I don’t take questions like this,” Ellison said sharply.

Elected Democratic officials have called on the DNC to return the money that they have received from Weinstein, but the DNC has remained silent on the issue.

A possible reason for the DNC’s silence is that it has struggled with fundraising under DNC Chair Tom Perez’s leadership, and might not be able to donate such a vast sum to charity at the moment.