“Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is facing questions about his membership at an exclusive beach club in Newport, Rhode Island, after a local news outlet alleged the club has only White members — a charge Whitehouse denies.
“GoLocalProv, a Rhode Island-based news site, reported Monday that it had asked Whitehouse about the club’s alleged all White membership.
“”I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet,” Whitehouse told the outlet, which said it had previously raised the issue of diversity at Bailey’s Beach Club with Whitehouse in 2017.
“The club has refused to comment on its membership despite multiple inquiries from CNN. Whitehouse disputed the allegation that the club is all White in comments to reporters Monday.”
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