Dems silent about whether they’ll return donations from bigwig accused of sexual misconduct

Democrats have not responded to questions about whether they will return more than $100,000 in various political donations from an accused sexual harasser according to a report by Amber Athey in The Daily Caller.

Jess Ravich resigned his position on the board of major investment firm TCW Group after what the company characterized as his “unprofessional communications” with a subordinate, however, he remains with the company as a senior-level employee.

Ravich is alleged in a $30M lawsuit to have repeatedly pushed employee Sara Tirschwell into sex in return for his support of her investment fund. Tirschwell was fired after reporting the coercion to the company’s Human Resources department. She filed a lawsuit in January 2018 that claims Ravich “repeatedly coerced (Tirschwell) into sex, implicitly threatening that if she rejected his advances, TCW would deprive her of resources and investor access that were essential to her successfully building out the Distressed Fund.”

The wealthy Ravich has been a major contributor to the Democratic party and to various candidates.

Over the last 20 years Ravich has donated to several Democratic campaigns and committees, according to the Daily Caller research:

  • Democratic National Committee: $50,000 (2000)

  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: $25,000 (2000)

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: $10,000 (2008)

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): $6300 (1998-2015)

  • Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE): $2000 (2006)

  • Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA): $1000 (2012)

Athey stated, “The Daily Caller reached out to the offices for Sens. Wyden, Casey, and Carper, as well as the DSCC, DCCC, and DNC to inquire if they would return the donations from Ravich. None of them responded.”

Given how common it is for contradictory behaviors among Democrats, it is not a shock that in October 2018, in the same time frame as when Ravich removed himself from the TCW board, he spoke about the “enormous pain” sexual assault and harassment victims were subjected to by the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination.

Sen. Wyden said, “I believe Dr. Ford when she says she was assaulted in that room in 1982. I believe Dr. Ford when she says her attackers locked the door, a hand was pressed over her mouth, and she feared she might die. I believe her when she says she remembers them laughing.”

“I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” said Sen. Casey.

Needless to say, the nation well remembers the agonizing Kavanaugh confirmation process when Dr. Ford’s false accusations were embraced and promoted by Democrats and leftist mainstream media.

Democratic party organizations boasted of drawing huge donations as they raised funds off the accusations against Kavanaugh. But yet again, the leftist virtue signaling was a matter of political convenience and opportunism.

The Clinton Foundation is also a party to this story. The organization’s website lists Ravich as a donor who has contributed between $50,000 and $100,000. In March of last year, representatives for the foundation indicated they would not return Ravich’s donations. They also refused to condemn his alleged misdeeds.

Their statement last year said in part, “Donations, these included, have been spent helping people by fighting childhood obesity and HIV/AIDS, combating climate change and empowering girls and women.”



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