- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A House Democrat introduced a measure Tuesday calling on Congress to establish an official congressional probe into allegations that President Trump harassed women in the decades before he won office.

The resolution, should it reach the House floor, could force Republicans to have to vote either for or against a probe.

“At a pivotal time, when the nation should be able to a president for moral leadership, we must look elsewhere,” said Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, the New York Democrat who introduced the measure.

He said the investigation could either be through an existing committee or through a special investigative panel convened specifically for the purposes of a probe.

“When women share personal accounts of sexism and violence towards them, we should listen rather than summarily dismiss their concerns,” he said.

Mr. Trump has denied allegations by more than a dozen women of inappropriate or aggressive touching and ogling.

• Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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