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Rep. Speier: Trump Needs to Make 'Clear Statement' Against Abuse

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:48 PM

Rep. Jackie Speier said President Donald Trump must take a definitive stance against domestic violence and abuse.

"It's time for him to say I do believe the women instead of saying I believe the men," the California Democrat said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day."

"I believe the president has to make a clear statement about how domestic violence is a crime, how there is no rationale to be able to have anyone working in the White House or, frankly, anyone in government service who has those kinds of allegations sitting over their heads.

"Now, for him to suggest somehow that those haven't been proven is ridiculous," Speier said. 

Trump made a statement on Saturday following the resignation of Rob Porter from the White House after domestic violence claims surfaced from Porter's two ex-wives.

"People's live are being shattered by a mere allegation," Trump said.

The congresswoman also commented on FBI Director Christopher Wray providing a timeline about the Porter case that showed the FBI had informed the White House about the allegations months ago.

"When you have your own FBI director, who you have selected, sit before a Senate committee and give a chronology that clearly is not in sync with what your chief of staff is saying, there's something wrong," Speier said.

Speier said that lawmakers can unite in common causes, such as the anti-sexual harassment bill that passed in January. 

"There are times when Congress does come together, and the fact that we passed the #MeToo Congress Act, that we came together on sexual harassment is a great example of how we can work together," the congresswoman said in the interview.

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