Trump accusers may have new platform if Dems take back House


Democrats may turn the House into a stage for the women accusing President Trump of sexual harassment — if they can run up the score during November elections.

More than a dozen women who have accused Trump of misconduct over the years could be detailing their claims against the commander-in-chief during congressional hearings, according to The Hill.

But the powerful platform is no sure thing.

Democrats would first have to take back the House of Representatives — which they have a longshot chance at in 2018 midterm elections — and then party leaders would have to green light any hearings.

Still, some pols are already lining up behind the idea of hearings to delve into the accusations against Trump — who was caught on a 2005 Access Hollywood tape saying his celeb status gave him the right to grope women.

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Trump’s called it mere “locker room talk,” and he’s denied harassment allegations.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told The Hill hearings would be “most appropriate” — and lawmakers would really just be following Trump’s orders.

After last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Trump tweeted that people should “always report” when spotting “bad and erratic behavior.”

Cohen said “congress has that same responsibility,” according to The Hill.

The idea for hearings came as the surging #MeToo movement put all sorts of powerful men under the microscope.

Trump got caught in the crosshairs of #MeToo yet again this month when he made remarks that seemed to defend two former White House aides, Rob Porter and David Sorensen, who left their positions amid domestic abuse allegations.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation ... There is no recovery for someone falsely accused — life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?,” Trump tweeted Feb. 10, referring to the scandal swirling around Porter’s abrupt White House exit.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) responded that if Trump “wants due process for the over dozen sexual assault allegations against him, let’s have Congressional hearings tomorrow. I would support that and my colleagues should too.”

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Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) said asking Trump’s accusers to testify on Capitol Hill a decision that will be made by party leaders — and the final choice belongs to the women themselves.

“It’s going to be up to each individual woman who’s had an incident with Donald Trump to decide how public they want to be now about it,” she said.

“But these are long overdue conversations having to do with sexual harassment and domestic violence.”