The following article by Jacqueline Thomsen was posted on the Hill website February 10, 2018:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) went after President Trump on Saturday for his tweet questioning a lack of “due process” in abuse claims, saying that Congress could hold hearings about sexual misconduct allegations against him if he wanted due process.
“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.
Trump had raised concerns about due process in a tweet earlier Saturday, which came after two White House aides resigned amid allegations of past domestic abuse.
White House staff secretary Rob Porter and speechwriter David Sorensen both resigned this week over the newly revealed allegations, claims that they have denied.
Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women. Female Democratic lawmakers called for Congress to investigate the claims against Trump last year, as did several of his accusers.
The president attacked Gillibrand in a tweet late last year, saying she had begged him for donations and “would do anything for them.”
He made the comments after the senator had called for Trump to resign over the sexual misconduct allegations.
Gillibrand hit back, saying Trump “cannot silence” her or other women who believe he has brought shame to the presidency.