The movement to confront men who have committed sexual harassment and assault has now reached the White House. During the presidential election, at least 16 women accused then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. They are now looking for Congress to investigate these allegations against the president. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks, who have accused the president in the past of sexual misconduct, held a press conference to try and prompt Congress into action, Monday. Crooks said, during the press conference, that was reported on by The Hill, “If they were willing to investigate Sen. [Al] Franken [D-Minn.], it’s only fair that they do the same for Trump.” Holvey said, “Other folks have resigned. I think he should. I don’t think he ever will.” Leeds said, “So we’re at the position now where in some areas of our society, people are being held accountable for unwanted behavior.” She further said, “But we are not holding our president accountable for what he is and who he is.”
The White House responded with a statement from a spokesperson, also reported on by The Hill, “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.” This press conference raises a question. Should Congress investigate these allegations against the president?
Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks discuss President Trump and their allegations with Megyn Kelly:
Should Congress investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against the president? Should they investigate to show that the president is not above the law? Or, would an investigation by Congress be a waste of time and money?