• Senators: Get golf event off Trump's lawn

    By: Patrick Terpstra , Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau

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    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's golf club in New Jersey is no place to host the 2017 Women's Open, according to three U.S. Senate Democrats.
     
    They wrote a letter Monday to the United States Golf Association asking for the July tournament to be moved from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
     
    Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Bob Casey and Ed Markey cited "the severity of Mr. Trump's words and actions" related to the 2005 recording of the Republican nominee bragging about sexual assault, and a string of women who've come forward since the tape's disclosure with allegations of unwanted sexual advances.
     
    "The USGA and LPGA have an opportunity to make clear to the world, and most especially young Americans, that our nation will not tolerate nor do business with anyone or any company that condones or excuses action that constitutes sexual assault," the senators write.
     
    The letter recommends the USGA "seriously consider" suspending future events at Trump properties.
     
    We've reached out to the USGA and the Trump campaign for response.

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