Speier: Trump would lose election in today's sexual harassment climate

Speier: Trump would lose election in today's sexual harassment climate

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierIt's past time to be rid of the legacy of Jesse Helms Female lawmakers pressure Facebook to crack down on disinformation targeting women leaders Democrats demand Esper explicitly ban Confederate flag and allow Pride, Native Nations flags MORE (D-Calif.) said in an interview on Sunday that she does not believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE would win an election today, given the current focus on sexual harassment and misconduct. 

“If the president was running today, I bet he would not be elected. Because I think we have had a huge cultural shift that is 40 years in the making,” Speier told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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The remark comes as the conversation about sexual harassment moves to the forefront of political discourse in the wake of women making sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men. The conversation has also reopened previous sexual misconduct allegations made against the president, which both Trump and the White House have denied.

Speier last week introduced legislation that would mandate sexual harassment awareness training on Capitol Hill.

“I think all of us are grateful now that there is a new day for women in the workplace where they do not have to put up with sexual advances that are unwanted, that they do not have to live and work in a hostile work environment," Speier said on Sunday. "And that’s going to be good for all of us in the workplace.”

Speier also recently revealed that a chief of staff forcibly kissed her when she worked on Capitol Hill in the 1970s.