Democratic lawmakers invite sexual assault survivors to State of the Union

13 January, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Katrina Soto
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It's a positive sign that government will be the next staging ground-and a much-needed one, considering our "grab them by the pussy" POTUS has been accused of sexual misconduct by no fewer than 19 women.

"My colleagues and I in the [House Democratic Women's Working Group] are calling on our fellow MoCs - women & men, Democrats & Republicans - to wear black to this year's #SOTU in solidarity w/survivors of sexual harassment/violence in Hollywood, politics, the military, academia, etc. #TIMESUP #MeToo", she wrote.

The decision to wear black was clearly inspired by the sea of black dresses at the 2018 Golden Globes on January 7.

The move resembles those made by Trump leading up to the election when he invited the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct to a debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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'I don't expect to see diamonds or a lot of flesh, ' the congresswoman remarked.

Each year an elected official is given an option to bring someone to the State of the Union address. 'Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I'll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union'. Ted Lieu of California and Steve Cohen of Tennessee told the Hill they do, however, plan to attend. Each member of Congress is allowed one guest to the State of the Union.

An aide of Frankel's that some lawmakers will be bringing victims of sexual violence and activists on the issue to the speech.

The presence of the special guests will serve as a silent rebuke of President Trump, who denied allegations of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women during the 2016 election. NBC News reported that the "discussion" of bringing Trump's accusers was quickly "killed".

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