Dingell: I don't know a woman that doesn't have a sexual misconduct story

Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellOvernight Energy: Trump rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards | Controversial Keystone XL construction to proceed | Pressure mounts to close national parks amid pandemic Critics blast Trump mileage rollback, citing environment and health concerns Coronavirus stimulus package shouldn't leave out older Americans MORE (D-Mich.) on Sunday said she does not know a woman who does not have a story about facing sexual misconduct. 

"There are women across the country — restaurant workers, tip waitresses, factory floors, law firms, corporations — so I don’t know a woman that doesn’t have a story, Andrea, in all places all across the country," Dingell told Andrea Mitchell on NBC's "Meet the Press," during an interview alongside Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockLive coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings Gun debate raises stakes in battle for Virginia legislature Progressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats MORE (R-Va.). 

"Let's really make this a watershed moment. That men and women across the country work together to look forward to changing the culture," Dingell continued. 


Women across the country from Hollywood to Capitol Hill have come forward in recent weeks to accuse prominent men of sexual misconduct. 

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken blasts Susan Collins: She'll let Trump 'get away with anything' Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Minn.) became the center of the conversation last week, when he was accused of groping a woman while she was asleep and forcibly kissing her in 2006. 

Dingell's latest comments come after she shared her "Me Too" story on Friday, revealing that a "prominent" historical figure tried to put his hand up her skirt decades ago.

Comstock, Dingell, and various other members of Congress have since moved to take action against sexual assault. 

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandLawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after T package Progressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal MORE (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last Wednesday that would overhaul policies to combat and report complaints of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

"I got together with Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Congressman [Bradley] Byrne [R-Ala.]. And we both went through all of the items in Congresswoman Speier's bill and additional things that we want to put in the bill. And we're on the same page," Comstock said on Sunday. 

"And we're going to get mandatory training, universal, uniform anti-harassment, zero-tolerance policies in place."