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Yasmin Vossoughian, Lindy Li

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    A Democratic National Committee (DNC) official has called former President Donald Trump a “serial rapist” and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) a “gathering of sexual predators” on TV.

    Lindy Li, who serves as DNC Women’s co-chair and DNC’s mid-Atlantic regional chair, made the remarks on Saturday while commenting on the event in an interview with MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian.

    “Let’s also not ignore the fact that CPAC has become a gathering of sexual predators. Let’s be honest,” said Li, before referencing various allegations brought against organizer Matt Schlapp, Rep. Jim Jordan (R, OH-4) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R, FL-1).

    She then called Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R, GA-14) as an “adulteress” and accused Rep. Lauren Boebert (R, CO-3) of “bragging” about carrying a Glock handgun in Congress. Finally, she said, “Tonight, we have Trump, a serial rapist.”

    Writer E. Jean Carroll previously accused Trump of rape, citing a mid-1990s incident that allegedly occurred in the dressing room of a Manhattan luxury department store. That suit — apart from her defamation claims against the former president — will enter trial next month.

    Li’s comments visibly surprised Vossoughian, who took a few seconds to pause and breathe before clarifying that the claims remain to be allegations.

    I, I just — I just want to be clear here though, you know, that – it’s important to put out there, we, we understand the accusations that have been made against, of course, the former president, Lindy. And of course, I understand your passion in this topic as well. But I want to be clear, of course, that, that — none of that has actually rung true as of yet. Just, they’ve all been accusations, so far.

    During the interview, Li also took a jab at former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, calling the Indian American presidential candidate a “sellout” for comments she made in 2010 while defending the Confederate Flag as part of South Carolina’s heritage. 

    Li also reduced the “anti-woke” movement to being “anti-Black.”

    This year’s CPAC was held at the Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland from March 1-4. A straw poll conducted among attendees revealed Trump as the preferred GOP nominee (62%), followed by Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis (20%), Michigan businessman Perry Johnson (5%) and Haley (3%).


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