Democrat Senator Facing BLM Protests

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Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse came under fire after it was revealed he was a part of a club with only white members, now BLM is threatening to protest.

Form Fox News: 

The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island chapter is demanding Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse cut all ties with an exclusive Newport beach club or resign.

“This is an issue that’s not going to go away, and Senator Whitehouse needs to address it. He needs to take it on,” the group’s Mark Fisher told ABC6 on Wednesday. “If he thinks we’re just going to forget about it, if he thinks that it’s going to get swept under the rug, it’s not.”

Whitehouse came under fire in June after he accepted a local reporter’s premise that the Bailey’s Beach Club, of which his wife and family are members, had no minority members. He said at the time that all-White clubs are “a long tradition in Rhode Island” and that he was “sorry” things hadn’t yet changed.

Bailey’s Beach has since fought back against the claim that it is all-White, stating on June 23 that its members include “people of many racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.”

While the club that Whitehouse is a part of is not a race-based organization, many have taken issue with the demographic representation.

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