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Trump's State of the Union address to face protest from female lawmakers

Capitol at night Politics Politics Lawmakers Plan To Wear Black During State Of The Union By Daniel Barnes
Kenny Thornton | 11 January, 2018, 18:18

US President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, January 10, 2018.

Days after A-list celebs wore black to the Golden Globes in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, a group of women Democrats said they will do the same for President Trump's State of the Union speech. The decision came in response to a growing national conversation about sexual harassment and assault that began in the wake of allegations against Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The move to raise awareness for victims sexual harassment is supported by The Democratic Women's Working Group, which includes all of the Democratic women in the House, the group said on Tuesday.

In that spirit, just as many in Hollywood donned black in solidarity with the #TimesUp initiative at the Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday; the trend is catching fire with women on Capitol Hill.

U.S. lawmakers have been grappling with the issue.

Canada convinced Trump will soon pull plug on NAFTA
President Donald Trump welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, U.S. on October 11, 2017. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer responded earlier Wednesday, calling that move a "broad and ill-advised attack".

They were calling for an investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged sexual misconduct.

The wave of allegations of sexual misconduct have already resulted in resignations from members of Congress, and have sparked debates about the unique rules that Congress has established for itself when it comes to sexual harassment or assault charges. Sixty-six of them are Democrats.

Trump has infamously been credibly accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women, and has admitted in a recording that he sexually assaults women. December 12, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The move comes after almost every woman at this year's Golden Globes wore black to show their support.

"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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