US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard.”
“Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard and they should be dealt with,” Haley said on CBS’s Face the Nation when asked about allegations of misconduct leveled against Trump.
“And I think we heard from them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
Haley, a former governor and one of the highest-ranking women in the Trump administration, said “the time has come” to bring “a conscience” to the way women are treated in the United States.
The comments were a surprising break from the assertion by the administration that the allegations are simply unfounded and that voters dismissed them when they elected Trump.
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