56 Female Lawmakers Call for Oversight Probe into Allegations of Trump’s Past

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December 11, 2017Dec 11, 2017

The House Oversight Committee is being called on by nearly 60 Democratic female lawmakers who want an investigation into President Trump’s past, alleging sexual misconduct.

The letter penned by the 56 members of the Women’s Working Group (DWWG) asked the Oversight Committee, overseen by Chairman Trey Gowdy, Republican, and ranking member Elijah Cummings, Democrat, to open an investigation into the allegations.

Several women have “publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct,” the letter read, according to The Hill

On Tuesday, the DWWG plans to hold a press conference at the Capitol. This will come one day after three of Trump’s accusers came together publicly in a joint news conference.

In an era when women have come forward publicly to speak openly about the sexual allegations committed by men in various strata of society—including politics, the media, Hollywood and other industries—the fact that these women have come forward to speak of allegations against the highest office in the land may suggest that no one is immune.

"In the time of 'Me Too,' women across the country are coming forward with their own harrowing stories of sexual harassment and assault. Members of Congress have also come under scrutiny and investigation, with some resigning, for improper sexual conduct. We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr. Trump," the DWWG members said in their letter.

In the now infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that surfaced during the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump was heard making lewd comments about females. The female lawmakers have used this as proof of President Trump’s culpability. Trump has since apologized for the comments, and called it “locker room talk.”

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