The Shaming Ritual of Returning Weinstein’s Donations

“Politicians should be under no obligation to return campaign donations from serial-harassing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein,” writes Quin Hillyer in the Washington Examiner. “Particularly, it is logically incoherent for conservatives who support the Citizens United v. FEC campaign finance regime to call for the return of Weinstein’s money, or indeed for the return of donations from just about anyone subsequently revealed to be unsavory. Unless there is some connection between the donor’s behavior and that of the politician, or reason to think the politician knew at the time he accepted the donation that the donor was unusually degenerate, then the
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Author: Jim Geraghty