President Donald Trump has bragged publicly about his ability to sexually assault women by grabbing them “by the pus*y” and getting away with it because he is rich and famous. In reality Trump should be a convicted sex offender, but he has never been prosecuted. Therefore it is of little surprise that Trump enjoys surrounding himself with individuals who treat women with an equal amount of disregard and disdain for their rights as human beings.
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, was accused years ago by his wife of sexually assaulting her and apparently the video has surfaced in the unlikeliest of hands; legendary television host Oprah Winfrey. The video has been sent to the Senate for official review. Sen. Lamar Alexander said of the video:
I’ve arranged for senators on the committee to see that … I thought that was a reasonable request. No reason not to see it. That happened 27 years ago. His former wife has said it was all not true. She has reiterated that in a heartfelt letter to members of the committee and has been willing to talk to members of the committee so I don’t think that’s an issue.
While Lamar does not believe Puzder’s alleged sexual assault is not an issue, one never knows what goes on behind closed doors. Did his wife merely recant out of intimidation? Why would she lie in the first place? These are questions which must be aired out in the public sphere if Puzder hopes to serve the people of the United States.