Collins: Sexual harassment allegations against Trump ‘remain very disturbing’

Republican Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill MORE (Maine) said Sunday that the sexual misconduct allegations previously levied against President Trump “remain very disturbing.”

“He did say that,” Collins told ABC’s “This Week” when host George Stephanopoulos noted that Trump has said all of the women making accusations against him are lying.

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“President Trump was not my choice for the Republican nominee for president and I did not support him in part because of the way that all of these reports about how he was treating women,” she added. 

Collins said she is working with Trump on specific issues because he is president.

“But those allegations remain very disturbing,” she said.

The White House and Trump have both denied the accusations of sexual misconduct that have been made against the president.

The renewed focus on accusations against Trump comes amid a wave of sexual harassment allegations against powerful men. 

Trump has mostly avoided discussing allegations against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, but blasted Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenCNN publishes first Al Franken op-ed since resignation Political world mourns loss of comedian Jerry Stiller Maher to Tara Reade on timing of sexual assault allegation: 'Why wait until Biden is our only hope?' MORE after accusations against the Minnesota Democrat surfaced last week.