Trump Accusers Call for Congress Investigation in Sexual Misconduct Claims
Several women who have publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct are calling upon Congress to launch an investigation into the claims. Three of Trump’s accusers, Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks, appeared at a press conference and urged the Congress to launch an investigation into his their claims.
Holvey spoke about how when she was competing for Miss North Carolina in 2006. Trump had walked in on the Miss USA contestants while they were in the dressing room.
“These dreams never included a man coming backstage into the hair and makeup area. Where I sat naked under a robe, as he walked around looking at us like we were his property before he moved into the dressing room…. I have a new dream now: That this man will be held accountable for his actions. And that future generations of women can fulfill their dreams without worry of anyone treating them like they are less than because they’re a woman,” she said.
A former Trump Tower receptionist Rachel Crooks also spoke about how Trump forcibly kissed her on their first meeting. She said that all the allegations against him are falling on deaf ears and that she asks Congress to investigate.
Jessica Leeds said that Donald Trump groped her while she was on a flight thirty years ago. She spoke about the #MeToo movement where everyone is being held accountable except the President.
At least 15 women have come forward with accusations against Trump. 13 have said that Trump attacked them directly and two have said that they witnessed behaviour which made them uncomfortable.
The renewed focus on Trump comes with the popularity of the #MeToo movement and as Alabama Senate candidate fights to win a Republican seat despite allegations of his relationships with teenagers. Trump has stood by Moore.