An overwhelming majority of respondents in a new Quinnipiac University poll think Congress should investigate sexual harassment allegations made against President Trump.
Seventy percent of respondents say Congress should investigate the allegations, while one-quarter of respondents think Congress shouldn’t investigate the accusations.
The poll found that 39 percent of Republicans say they think Congress should look into the allegations against Trump, compared to 86 percent of Democrats who feel the same way.
Sixty-seven percent of registered Independents polled said Congress should look into the allegations.
Last month, The Washington Post hit President Trump with a detailed list of every sexual misconduct allegation against him and names of those corroborating the claims a day after he defended and signaled his support for Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 21, 2017
The list details the accusations made by 13 women who have said Trump sexually harassed or assaulted them and is the most comprehensive list of allegations to date.
The White House’s official position on the accusations against Trump is that the women who have accused him of sexual assault are lying.
The Washington Post’s list includes Trump’s response to each accusation.
It also includes the names and comments of every witnesses who corroborated the claims.
Trump vowed to sue all the women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct last year, a promise he has failed to keep.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said in October of 2016. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
He added that a “simple phone call” to major news outlets “gets them wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking ever.”
Trump often threatens to file lawsuits without actually doing so.
The Hill adds:
The poll also found that 73 percent of respondents think it is hypocritical for Trump to criticize other men who have been accused of sexual harassment. Just 16 percent think Trump is right to criticize others.
A majority of respondents, 66 percent, think if an elected official has been accused of sexual harassment or assault by multiple people, that the official should resign.
Forty-seven percent of women nationwide say they have been sexually assaulted, according to the poll, compared with 17 percent of men who say they have been sexually assaulted.