Female accusers should be heard, even if Trump is the target: Haley

Haley, discussing a cultural shift of women coming forward on the CBS "Face the Nation" program, applauded women who have come forward: "I'm proud of their strength".

Despite the influx of allegations that came out against Trump prior to the 2016 election and him being caught on tape bragging about grabbing women "by the pussy", the now-president has remained relatively untouched by the allegations against him, even as similar allegations continue to take down powerful men in politics, media and the entertainment industry.

Whether Trump's election settled the matter was "for the people to decide", Haley said.

"I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up", she said.

In Congress, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken and long-serving Michigan Democrat John Conyers both resigned under pressure from party leadership after multiple women accused them of unwanted advances.

When asked about Trump's accusers by Dickerson on Sunday, Haley said the women should be heard.

"I am incredibly proud of the women who have come forward".

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The White House did not respond to a request for comment about the latest allegation, but the President has rejected the allegations against him as false and branded the women liars. I know that he was elected.

Just in Washington, this week saw Democratic Minnesota senator Al Franken and MI representative John Conyers announce their resignations over accusations of sexual misconduct and the Arizona Republican representative Trent Franks announce his departure after it was reported that he discussed child surrogacy with female members of staff. "I'm proud of their courage", Haley said. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has confirmed that to be the White House's official position.

Haley went on to say that there have been "great negotiations" and that they will continue to do that.

"I think it will start to bring conscience to the situation", the former governor of SC said.

"I think that was a mistake, the manner in which he did it, but clearly Jerusalem's the capital of Israel", Cardin said, adding that Trump "did not really engage all the players in trying to move forward the peace process".

  • Megan Austin