Romney, Ernst Call for Review of Trump Rape Allegation

  • 2019-06-27
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Romney, Ernst Call for Review of Trump Rape Allegation
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During her career in the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst (R-IA) has voted with the president 91.1 percent of the time. Even Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), occasionally a thorn in the side of the administration, supports the Trump agenda 82.4 percent of the time.

However, both U.S. Senators have split from other members of their party, requesting more information over allegations by E. Jean Carroll that Donald Trump raped her 23 years ago.

While virtually all other Republicans in Congress have remained silent or came out in support of the president, Romney said the accusation is "serious," adding "I hope that it is fully evaluated. The President said it didn't happen and I certainly hope that's the case."

Sen. Ernst, a survivor of spousal abuse and rape, was even more critical:

"I think anybody that makes an accusation like that, they should come forward," Ernst told reporters. "But obviously there has to be some additional information. They need to interview her. They need to visit with him." 

The second-ranking Republican in the Senate, South Dakota's John Thune called the allegations "unacceptable, deplorable behavior" if true. He added that because "the President is denying them, I can't comment on them because I don't know what the truth is."

Per IJR:
 

However, the president was adamant that Carroll was not telling the truth.

“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK,” said Trump to The Hill.

 
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