Congressman DeSaulnier Joins Call for Oversight Committee to Investigate Multiple Sexual Harassment Allegations Against President Trump

December 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after joining Congresswoman Lois Frankel, the Democratic Women’s Working Group, and over 100 Members of Congress in calling on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman, Congressman Trey Gowdy, to immediately investigate numerous sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee, of which DeSaulnier is a Member, may investigate any matter, at any time as set forth in House Rule X.  

“The Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has the authority, and should immediately commence an investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump.  We cannot allow those who have used their positions of power, prestige or celebrity to prey on others. In the United States of America no one— not even the President—is above the law. Congress owes it to the 17 women who have been willing to speak out about their experiences, and to our country to thoroughly investigate this matter, and to do so with transparency, accountability, and due process.”