Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is facing backlash after he defended his membership in an “all-white” private beach club.
WATCH: Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse defends belonging to a whites-only beach club.
“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island.”
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From the Daily Wire:
Whitehouse was slammed online by commentators from across the political spectrum.
“Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is a member of a whites-only beach club, the Gov of Virginia either wore black face or a Ku Klux Klan robe, and Joe Biden said he didn’t want his kids to grow up in a racial jungle,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said. “But Democrats want to lecture about racism in America…”
“I wouldn’t exactly say Sen. Whitehouse seems particularly concerned or even interested about the fact he continues to belong an all-white club (which his wife owns a large part of),” leftist Glenn Greenwald said. “As always, judge a person by the acts that compose their life, not the public rhetoric they spew.”
“So Dem senators defend their all-white private beach clubs,” Newsmax host Steve Cortes said. “But we America First nationalists — we’re the racists — for insisting on protecting the American working class (much of which is black and brown citizens) against illegal immigrant workers?”
A spokesperson for the Senator told the Washington Post that the club does not restrict membership on the bases of race and that the club “has had and has members of color.”