US Ambassador to UN says Trump sexual misconduct accusers “should be heard”, Sanders says prez should resign

Nikki Haley, the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, says that the women who accused President Trump during the elections “should be heard.”

When asked if the allegations against the President were a “settled issue” considering that he subsequently made it to the White House, the diplomat said on CBS’s “Face the Nation”:

“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.”

That’s diametrically opposite to the White House’s position that the matter was settled based on the fact that the people voted him into office.

The interesting part is that while the Republicans have been vocally up in arms against Democrats Conyers and Franken, they haven’t been as full-throated in regards to the issues with Trump and Moore.

That’s understandable, if not condonable, because we tend to look at the speck in our brothers’ eyes rather than the logs in our own, as a wise man once said.

The Republicans have extended their criticism to all liberals, especially Weinstein since he is an ally of Hillary Clinton and a donor to her campaign.

In contrast, the GOP has been mostly supportive of Moore, bar during the early days after accusations started coming out of the woodwork against him. And they’re now being deafeningly silent on the matter of allegations against the President during his campaign.

Haley’s new statement comes after a long hiatus where everyone was – and still is – dealing with the larger problem that is President Trump.

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

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont says that Trump should consider resigning, just like Franken did.

In a Sunday interview with “Meet the Press” Sanders said:

“Al Franken felt it proper for him to resign. Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

But that’s not about to happen, despite the fact that Democratic Senators Merkley of Oregon and Booker of New Jersey argued that the #MeToo movement should invoke a second look into allegations against then-candidate Trump.

The question most Democrats are asking now is: why don’t the standards for Al Franken apply to the President of the United States?

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Featured image courtesy: Al Drago of the New York Times