Haley: Trump's accusers should be heard

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyIs Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both? Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment Nikki Haley: Democratic leadership, 2020 Dems are the only people mourning Soleimani death MORE said on Sunday that women who accuse anyone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, including those accusing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 ConyersThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems release first transcripts from impeachment probe witnesses Hispanic Caucus dedicates Day of the Dead altar to migrants who died in US custody Today On Rising: The media beclowns themselves on Baghdadi MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) and Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenBill Press: Don't forget about Amy Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far Al Franken mocks McConnell: 'Like listening to Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette' 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.