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 SpeierJimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75th anniversary, longest-married presidential couple Military braces for sea change on justice reform House panel plans mid-July consideration of military justice overhaul MORE (D-Calif.) said in an interview on Sunday that she does not believe President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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.