Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined the list of Senate Democrats distancing themselves from Harvey Weinstein by sending the Hollywood film producer's campaign donations to women's charities and other groups that fight against sexual violence.
Democrats began jumping ship after the New York Times published a story containing three decades of previously undisclosed sexual allegations made against the Hollywood film producer.
On Friday, Schumer became the highest-ranking Democrat so far to do so.
"Sen. Schumer is donating all of the contributions to several charities supporting women," Matt House, a spokesman for the Democratic leader told the Washington Post.
America Rising, a Democratic opposition super PAC released a statement on Friday calling on the Democrats to let go of Weinstein's hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from as early as the 1990's.
"The Democratic Party condemns all forms of sexual harassment and assault," DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. "We hope that Republicans will do the same as we mark one year since the release of a tape showing President Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women followed by more than a dozen women who came forward to detail similar experiences of assault and harassment."
Among the other lawmakers who have announced they will be donating Weinstein's contributions are: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.