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Sen. Gillibrand Responds to Trump's "Due Process" Request — and Offers Congressional Hearings for His 19 Accusers

Sen. Gillibrand Responds to Trump's "Due Process" Request — and Offers Congressional Hearings for His 19 Accusers
Wed, 2/14/2018 - by Subir Grewal
This article originally appeared on Daily Kos

A few days ago, Donald Trump questioned the #MeToo moment, lamenting the lack of “due process” when allegations are made.

"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?" Trump tweeted on Feb. 10.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been working on improving the process to adjudicate sexual assault within the military for years. For example, in 2013, she did this on the Senate floor, "dominating a debate over how the Pentagon should manage sexual assault and rape in the ranks."

So it’s appropriate that she would respond to a request by the commander-in-chief of the US military to properly adjudicate allegations of sexual assault.

"The President has shown through words and actions that he doesn’t value women. It’s not surprising that he doesn’t believe survivors or understand the national conversation that is happening." Gillibrand tweeted on Feb. 10 in response to Trump. "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."

Mitch McConnell will want to know how high he should jump on President Trump’s request for “due process”. Please call his office at (202) 224-2541 to let him know he should ask various committee-chairs to begin hearings on sexual assault allegations against the President. I’m sure the Armed Services Committee and its personnel sub-committee would be interested (Sen. Gillibrand is the ranking member).

The White House sent out Kellyanne Conway to respond to Sen. Gillibrand’s demand:

“Those accusers have had their day on your network and elsewhere,” Conway said to George Stephanopoulos in response to Gillibrand’s tweets. “They were trotted out again late last year.”

“I don’t need a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else who protected and defended and harbored a sitting president who had sexual relations in the Oval Office and was impeached for lying. I don’t need a lecture from her or anybody else.”

 

 

As a reminder, there are 19 courageous women who have accused the president of harassment and/or sexual assault. The accusations include rape, groping, forcible kissing, sexual harassment and invasion of privacy (peeping tom). These 19 brave women are:

Kristin Anderson (1990s)

Mariah Billado (1997)

Lisa Boyne (1996)

Rachel Crooks (2005)

Tasha Dixon (2001)

Jessica Drake (2006)

Jill Harth (1992-93)

Cathy Heller (1997)

Samantha Holvey (2006)

Ninni Laaksonen (2006)

Jessica Leeds (1980s)

Melinda McGillivray (2003)

Cassandra Searles (2013)

Natasha Stoynoff (2005)

Bridget Sullivan (2000)

Temple Taggart (1997)

Ivana Trump (1989)

Karena Virginia (1998)

Summer Zervos (2007)
 

They deserve “due process” as does Trump.

Originally published by Daily Kos

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