As a sexual harassment scandal erupts around GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, he is scrambling to respond to new information released to the public. The scandal, though understandably disturbing, is diverting the public’s attention from a more serious accusation that surfaced recently. Cain’s campaign has been accused of accepting nearly $40,000 in campaign donations from Prosperity USA, a Wisconsin non-profit co-founded by Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, who has a track record of questionable campaign fundraising.

The Nation’s John Nichols joined MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell about these scandals and their impact on Cain’s campaign.

Jin Zhao