Haley: Trump's accusers should be heard

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) Haley'The soul' versus 'law and order' Author Ryan Girdusky: RNC worked best when highlighting 'regular people' as opposed to 'standard Republicans' GOP lobbyists pleasantly surprised by Republican convention MORE said on Sunday that women who accuse anyone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, including those accusing President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses 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. 

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"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 ConyersBiden's immigration plan has serious problems Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary Tlaib holds lead in early vote count against primary challenger MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) and Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenGOP Senate candidate says Trump, Republicans will surprise in Minnesota Peterson faces fight of his career in deep-red Minnesota district Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture 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.