U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyHarris to hold fundraiser for McAuliffe ahead of Virginia governor's race Allies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid Trump schedules rallies in Iowa, Georgia MORE said on Sunday that women who accuse anyone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, including those accusing President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE.
"I am incredibly proud of the women who have come forward. I'm proud of their strength. I'm proud of their courage. And I think that the idea that this is happening, I think it will start to bring a conscience to the situation, not just in politics, but in, you know, we've seen in Hollywood and in every industry. And I think the time has come," Haley told CBS News's John Dickerson on "Face the Nation."
Dickerson went on to ask how people should assess the accusers of the president.
"Well, I mean, you know, the same thing, is women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard and they should be dealt with," she said.
"And I think we heard from them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up," she continued.
Haley's comments come as women across the country have come forward to accuse a series of high-profile, influential men of sexual misconduct.
Last week saw the resignations of Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersThe faith community can help pass a reparations bill California comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery Democrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) and Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAl Franken on another Senate run: 'I'm keeping my options open' Andrew Cuomo and the death of shame Could Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? MORE (D-Minn.) following such allegations.
However, the White House has continued to deny the numerous allegations against Trump that surfaced prior to the election.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in October that the White House’s official position on the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment is that they are lying.