Senator Casey wants LPGA event moved from Trump course

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 25, 2016 10:44 AM

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Bedminster, N.J.) -- Three Democratic U.S. senators, including one from Pennsylvania, are increasing the pressure on the U.S. Golf Association to move next year's Women's Open away from a New Jersey course owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Pennsylvania's Bob Casey, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Edward Markey of Massachusetts have made the request to move next July's event away from Trump National in Bedminster in a letter sent Monday.

The senators called on USGA executive director Mike Davis to consider suspending further events at properties owned by Trump because of what they describe as a "pattern of degrading and dehumanizing women'' over decades.

Trump was recorded in a 2005 video using vulgar language and apparently boasting of sexual assault.

He has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by a group of women this month.

The GOP nominee has called them liars and threatened to sue.

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