Report: Liberal Senator Part Of An Alleged Whites-Only Private Beach Club

A scandalous new video of one Democratic Senator is sparking major controversy over whether the liberal leader joined and defended a private beach club that may only allow white members.

A new video released by GoLocalProv shows an interview with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., in which he discusses his family’s membership Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport. The club allegedly, per a 2003 report in the New York Times, has a history of not allowing minority members.

When asked if those clubs should still exist, Sen. Whitehouse gave an answer that left many unsatisfied.

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“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them and we just need to work our way through the issues,” Whitehouse said.

Sen. Whitehouse’s wife is a major shareholder in the club, which GoLocalProv has reported as  allegedly “all-white.” The Senator’s office has responded to the controversy arguing there are minority members in the club. In 2003, The New York Times reported on the club in question, saying diversity was hardly a strength while quoting one member who said minority members were “not really” part of the club. “Jewish, yes. Blacks, not really.”

In the video, the reporter went on to ask more questions as Sen. Whitehouse walked away. Apparently Sen. Whitehouse has been asked this question by the same publication in 2017.

“I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet,” Whitehouse said in 2017.

The lack of change and Sen. Whitehouse’s continued membership has landed him in hot water, especially as he has positioned himself as a champion of racial justice since the death of George Floyd.

The topic was quickly trending on twitter and creating more than a headache for the liberal Senator.

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