U.N. Ambassador Haley Says Accusers Need to Be Heard, Even If Targeting Trump

December 11, 2017Dec 11, 2017

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations appointed by President Trump in 2017, commented on the sexual misconduct scandal currently plaguing the U.S. Government, reported Politico

In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Haley said she believes all women who accused men of sexual misconduct "should be heard. Those women, she says, should include those who have leveled allegations against President Trump.

“Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard and they should be dealt with,” said Haley. “And I think we heard from them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”

Prior to the 2016 election, then-presidential nominee Trump was accused of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Those allegations have resurfaced with the wave of prominent men in Hollywood, politics, and media who have been accused of misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.

Last year, Trump the allegations against Trump were dismissed. Later, he was elected to the presidency. However, many have begun to question in recent weeks why the accusations against President Trump did not receive more notice.

In recent weeks, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, NBC anchor Matt Lauer, and lawmakers Al Franken, Trent Franks, and John Conyers all had career-ending consequences. Each of these men has lost their reputation and their jobs.

Haley said she was “incredibly proud of the women who have come forward” in recent weeks, “proud of their strength” and “proud of their courage.” She told CBS host John Dickerson that “the time has come” for a shift in how sexual misconduct is viewed in the U.S.

When asked whether she believed allegations against the president should be settled, she replied: “You know, that's for the people to decide. I know that he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them.”

Do you agree with Haley? Let us know in the comments. In other news, former President Obama can't seem to stay out of politics. He's telling Alabama voters how to vote tomorrow. 

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