Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDemocrats call on House committees to probe Epstein's 2008 'sweetheart deal,' suicide Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' Epstein death sparks questions for federal government MORE (D-Calif.) invited the founder of the "Me Too" movement, Tarana Burke, to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE's first State of the Union address later this month. 

Speier said on MSNBC on Thursday she invited the activist to the address, in solidarity with other members of Congress who are expected to invite victims of sexual harassment to the event with their extra tickets.

The movement, started by Burke in 2006, has come to national prominence in recent months as high-profile figures in the entertainment and media industries have been ousted over allegations of sexual harassment or assault. 

Speier, who was a victim of sexual harassment as a congressional staffer, has called for reforms to the systems for reporting cases of sexual harassment in Congress. The House enacted a resolution in November requiring training for House members and their staffs to combat harassment on the Hill. 

The congresswoman pushed back against the idea that she was politicizing the issue, claiming that the movement is a "cultural moment of dramatic proportions in this country." 

This week, Speier invited men and women to wear black to Trump's address in solidarity with the movement, following a similar move by actors and actresses at the Golden Globe Awards this week.