Congresswomen Will Wear Black to President Trump's State of the Union Address


Like Hollywood, Capitol Hill is grappling with a wave of misconduct allegations against powerful men and debating how to fight harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Taking their cue from the Golden Globes, a group of Democratic women in Congress plans to wear black to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address later this month.

There had been talk, according to NBC News, of inviting the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault, but that was squashed.

Frankel caused a bit of infighting when Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asked Frankel not to hold mock hearings with Trump's accusers, which she proposed during a private meeting Monday. Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several of the women, said neither she nor her clients had been contacted. Taylor, who died in December, reported the incident despite threats against her life.

On January 30 members of Congress, led by the Democratic Women's Working Group, are invited to wear black to the address as an act of solidarity. Her assailants were never indicted.

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In the aftermath of Sunday night's award show, critics and supporters alike have wondered if Hollywood's all-black solidarity wardrobe would reverberate through other industries. Burke is known for launching the "me too" movement against sexual harassment and assault.

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One Democratic lawmaker is already planning to boycott 's first State of the Union address later this month, while the women of the party will don black clothes to show support for the #MeToo movement.

Some 20 women have publicly accused Trump of misconduct.