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Some female lawmakers will wear black to Trump's State of the Union

Some female lawmakers will wear black to Trump's State of the Union”

Several Democratic US congresswomen will wear black to President Donald Trump's upcoming State of the Union Address in solidarity with the "MeToo" movement opposing sexual harassment, a female lawmaker said yesterday. It is unclear how many members of Congress will wear black to the January 30 address.

75th Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 07/01/2018 – Actor Ewan McGregor wears a "Time's Up" pin on his all-black tuxedo.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tweeted her support Wednesday and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) tweeted that she will be wearing black to the event.

United States lawmakers have been grappling with the issue.

In recent months, male politicians on both sides of the aisle have been forced to resign or have said they will not run for re-election amid charges of sexual misconduct, including Al Franken, John Conyers, Blake Farenthold and Ruben Kiuhen.

A record 89 women are now serving in the 435-member House of Representatives.

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Last month, almost 60 female Democratic lawmakers demanded that Congress investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump.

Speier said that she and the other members of the DWWG were inviting men and women attending - both Democratic and Republican - to join in.

The show of support echoes actresses who wore black to last Sunday's Golden Globes to support the Me Too and Time's Up movements.

Trump supporters have also rushed to accuse Democrats of hypocrisy for holding Trump accountable over sexual assault claims without addressing those levied against Bill Clinton, with some similarly calling on the president to invite Broaddrick to the address.

"We are supporting the courageous women in every industry and every corner of the country who are making their voices heard", said Pelosi in a statement.

"Thanks to the courageous women of the #MeToo movement, we are at a watershed moment in the fight against sexual harassment", Pelosi tweeted.



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