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Dingell: 'Me Too' Movement 'Absolute Player' in Moore Loss

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Rep. Debbie Dingell Wednesday credited the "Me Too" movement as being an "absolute player" in Doug Jones' win over Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, but warned Democrats to be careful not to overreact.

"I'm obviously glad to see that he won," the Michigan Democrat told CNN "New Day" co-anchor Alisyn Camerota. "It continues a pattern that we have been seeing in Virginia and New Jersey and here [in Michigan]."

However, Democrats should not overreact, Dingell said, as the same anger that resulted in President Donald Trump's win a year ago is still around now, and voters will continue to hold lawmakers accountable for what happens in the country.

"We've got to really remember what the issues are going to be next November," she added. "Sexual harassment, how women are treated, they need to be treated with respect will be one. But we still have very big issues like the economy, jobs, trade, pensions, which the president talked about last year and has not delivered on to the working men and women."

With Moore, Dingell said the allegations about him in connection with several women, while they were in their teens, came into play among women.

"Mothers were disturbed by a possible pedophile being elected to the United States Senate," she said. "It's been a really rough couple of months . . . how are we going to go forward? I keep saying this. I was back home last week. The stories keep getting more horrific."

Dingell is one of almost 60 female lawmakers calling on Congress to investigate allegations made by several women against Trump, and she said she does not view the matter is a partisan issue.

"I think it will play out in what the values are for a human being, the respect someone shows," she said. "We cannot have a double standard...I think today is a lesson for Republicans that this just matters to human beings on a general level."

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Rep. Debbie Dingell Wednesday credited the "Me Too" movement as being an "absolute player" in Doug Jones' win over Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, but warned Democrats to be careful not to overreact.
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