A Congressional Hearing for Trump's Accusers Is Political TNT: Could It Actually Happen?

By AlterNet.org
2018.02.14. 08:06

All of the chips are in place, except for one important one.

In a "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday night, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pushed once more for a congressional investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Donald Trump. “I think he should resign, and if he’s unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable,” she told CBS. “We’re obligated to have hearings.”The chances that these hearings could take place, let alone pave the way for legal proceedings that could take Trump down, are slim. But the public, Gillibrand and Trump’s accusers are ready to set this plan in motion—and regardless of whether it takes place or not, her call for action could have near-immediate political impact.Most recently, Gillibrand used the Rob Porter scandal to draw attention back to other sexual predators in the White House—namely, the president. “This is an important time to talk about this WH and whether they value women,” she wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Because, consistently, their actions tell us they don’t.”After Trump called for “due process” for those like Porter accused of abusing women, Gillibrand responded with a call for legal proceedings on Capitol Hill: The lives of survivors of...

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