With the news today that RNC Finance Chairman and major Republican donor Steve Wynn is being accused of pervasive sexual misconduct, the Republican party establishment is under a major hypocrisy watch. The reason is a series of tweets sent out by the RNC after the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal was revealed, including this one:
The Weinstein scandal put Hollywood’s hypocrisy in broad daylight. RT if you agree the DNC should return his donations.
— GOP (@GOP) October 9, 2017
Republican political strategist and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro saw the tweets from last fall in a new light after the revelation of Wynn’s heinous behavior in The Wall Street Journal today. She felt compelled to respond with a tweet of her own.
If swift action not taken, the Wynn scandal could put some Republicans’ hypocrisy in broad daylight. RT if you agree the RNC should return his donations and remove him from as RNC Finance Chair. https://t.co/TxhdEj8Ysy
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 26, 2018
There’s nothing like having your own words turned against you by a member of your own party. Navarro, while nominally a Republican, has been a persistent critic of President Trump since the election because, well, she’s a rational human being. It’s great to see that hypocrisy is not just something she recognizes in the opposing party.
Now it’s up to the Republican National Committee to take their own advice. As if.