Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for hearings on President Trump, after her tweeted about a lack of “due process” for men who are accused for sexual assault or misconduct.
Recently the president tweeted, “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused — life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Gillibrand responded to the horrible tweet saying, “The lives of survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse are being shattered every day. If he wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let's have Congressional hearings tomorrow. I would support that and my colleagues should too.”
Gillibrand is one of many political leaders who have called for investigations into Trump’s behavior. 19 women have come forward with accusations against him, alleging he either assaulted or sexually harassed them.
Trump’s tweet came after two of his aids left their jobs when domestic abuse allegations came to light. One was Rob Porter, a staff secretary, and the other was speech writer David Sorensen. The president is being blasted for his obvious devaluation of women, but maybe the recent flack will actually lead to action regarding the assault allegations against him.