McConnell dodges question about sexual misconduct claims against Trump

McConnell dodges question about sexual misconduct claims against Trump

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (File photo/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday dodged a question as to whether he believes Congress should investigate claims of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

“What we’re in charge of here is the Senate,” McConnell said at a news conference. “And the [Senate] Ethics Committee upon referral, if it determines it should, takes a look at senatorial conduct – and that’s what we are dealing with here.”

McConnell’s comments follow requests by several House Democrats that Congress investigate the allegations. Several Democratic senators have called on Trump to resign from office.

More than a dozen women have accused Trump of engaging in sexual misconduct prior to him assuming the presidency.

On Monday, four of those women held a news conference in which they requested that Congress investigate the allegations.

Trump has stringently denied the allegations.

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