Two Republican senators claimed that President Donald Trump should be questioned about the recent rape allegations.
As IJR Blue reported, E. Jean Carroll came forward with allegations of rape against the president. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) claimed that she would like additional information, saying that both Carroll and Trump should be questioned.
“I think anybody that makes an accusation like that, they should come forward,” Ernst said to CNN. “But obviously there has to be some additional information. They need to interview her. They need to visit with him.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that he wanted an “evaluation” but that he was not sure who would oversee it, “whether it’s Congress or whether it’s another setting, I’m not sure.”
“It’s a very serious allegation,” Romney said. “I hope that it is fully evaluated. The President said it didn’t happen and I certainly hope that’s the case.”
While he did not say whether he believed there should be an investigation, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) claimed that the truth would be difficult to obtain.
“I think anytime you have a situation like this where nobody knows exactly what the truth and exactly what the facts are, it’s hard to draw any hard-and-fast conclusions,” said Thune.
During a recent interview, Carroll claimed that she wanted to add her voice to the others who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
“With all the 16 women who have come forward, it’s the same — he denies it, he turns it around, he attacks, and he threatens,” Carroll said on CNN. “Then everybody forgets it, and then the next woman comes along. And I am sick of it.”
However, the president was adamant that Carroll was not telling the truth.
“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK,” said Trump to The Hill.