A number of top Democratic politicians and activists missed the post-Inauguration Day women's marches in Washington, D.C., and around the world because they were at a donor retreat, Slate magazine reported.
The gathering took place at the Turnberry Isle luxury resort near Miami, and was hosted by David Brock, a former Hillary Clinton critic who converted to a liberal supporter, running a number of pro-Hillary super PACs and advocacy groups, Slate reported.
The New Republic, which obtained a program of the attendees, reported the attendees included five of the candidates running for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, including Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez; Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, AFL-CIO political director Michael Podhorzer, and the presidents of EMILY's List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Democracy Alliance; political commentators James Carville and Keith Olbermann; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain; and New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman.
The Washington Free Beacon reported, however, journalists were only allowed into three of its events and were asked not to talk to any of the donors or speakers present.
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