Last week, three members of Congress resigned as a result of accusations they had sexually harassed or assaulted women over the years, and yet a man with over a dozen accusers remains in office, not even subject to Congressional oversight and investigation.
That, some of the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct say, needs to change.
Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks recalled their alleged experiences with Trump Monday morning during an interview with Megyn Kelly of NBC News. They later held a press conference and urged Congress to look into Trump’s behavior with women.
Holvey said she cannot believe Trump was elected after so many women came forward and told their stories of how he mistreated them:
“It was heartbreaking last year when we all — we’re private citizens — for us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say ‘Meh, we don’t care’ It hurt.”
And Leeds added that if Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein have been held accountable for their actions, so should Trump:
“It became apparent that in some areas, the accusations of sexual aggression were being taken seriously and people were being held accountable — except for our president. We’re at the position now where in some areas of our society, people are being held accountable for unwanted behavior, but we are not holding our president accountable for what he is and who he is?”
Asked for a comment, the White House responded with a statement to NBC News:
“These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory. The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”
If the claims are false, why doesn’t Trump agree to address them personally and agree to meet with the women and their attorneys? As with the Russia investigation, Trump claims innocence but his actions speak much louder than his words.
— Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) December 11, 2017
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