Murray: I'll stand by women who have been sexually harassed 'even if the President won't'

Murray: I'll stand by women who have been sexually harassed 'even if the President won't'
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Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurraySen. Murray says Washington behavior reminds her of former preschool students Senate rejects government-wide ban on abortion funding Overnight Health Care: Dem chair plans hearing on Medicare for all | Senate GOP talks drug prices with Trump health chief | PhRMA CEO hopeful Trump reverses course on controversial pricing proposal MORE (D-Wash.) on Saturday vowed to keep standing with women who are victims of sexual violence and harassment "even if the President won't."

"Women's lives are upended every day by sexual violence and harassment," tweeted Murray, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and highest-ranking female senator.

"I'm going to keep standing with them, and trusting them, even if the President won't."

Her comments come after President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE earlier Saturday tweeted that people's lives are "being shattered and destroyed" by a "mere allegation" after two White House aides resigned following allegations of past domestic abuse.


"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new," Trump wrote.

"There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"

White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives came forward with allegations that he abused them physically and emotionally during their marriages.

The Washington Post reported Friday that White House speechwriter David Sorensen had also resigned after his former wife said he was violent and emotionally abusive during their marriage. Sorensen denied the allegations, saying he was the abuse victim.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod also pushed back on Trump's comments on Saturday, saying people's lives are "being shattered and destroyed by domestic abuse and violence" and questioning why the president never has "a word for the victims."