Kingston Calls on Warren to Return Campaign Cash Raised by Eric Schneiderman
For Immediate Release:
Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kingston called on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to return or donate all campaign contributions raised by Eric Schneiderman Tuesday. Schneiderman, who recently resigned as attorney general of New York over allegations of physical abuse of women, co-hosted a high-dollar fundraiser for Warren in October 2011 in New York.
“Sen. Warren must immediately do the right thing and return, or donate to an appropriate non-profit, all the donations raised for her campaign by Eric Schneiderman,” Kingston said.
Kingston also demanded Warren condemn Schneiderman, given her close political ties to the disgraced New York politician.
“Condemning harassment and abuse cannot be a partisan issue and Warren should immediately condemn Schneiderman, return the campaign cash raised by him and call on her fellow Democrats to do the same,” he said.
“Unfortunately, Sen. Warren has a history of hesitating or refusing to stand up for women when the culprits are Democrats,” Kingston noted. “Sen. Warren waited until the very last moment to call for sexual harasser Al Franken to resign and refused to condemn Democratic Senate Leader Stan Rosenberg when he was embroiled in a sexual harrassment scandal.”
“If Sen. Warren hesitates or refuses to return her contributions raised by Schneiderman, it will underscore her long-established pattern of putting her political self-interest before what is right,” Kingston said.