When a man is in power and in a high authority such as the President of the United States of America, it is not unusual to be accused of something they have never done. However, the right thing to do is to investigate.
When the credibility of the accuser is no good, then they either are looking for attention or money. Journalist E. Jean Carroll has written a book and trying to promote it, claiming Trump raped her 23 years ago. She claims the alleged attack is credible, but many do not believe this at all. Even some of the lesser of Trump’s supporters believe the president over her.
Several GOP senators and a few representatives all were quickly interviewed about the allegations, and everyone has the President’s back in this situation.
Republican Senator Thom Tillis from South Carolina stated, “Quite honestly, as somebody who had a front-row seat to the Kavanaugh hearings, we’ve seen allegations that were false. We’ll let the facts go where they are, but I take [Trump’s] statement at face value.”
So far this has not been tested by the Democrats, but they must have had enough when the evidence showed Judge Kavanaugh was innocent. The allegations have not gone further at this time, but it still paints a bad picture when someone cries “wolf.”
Republican Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana stated, “Many times when folks have made these allegations they’re also promoting a book. The accuser and the accused need to be treated with respect, and they each need to be afforded due process. Just because you’re accused of something in America doesn’t mean you’re guilty.”
When the president was questioned about it, he dismissed it quickly, saying, “She’s not my type, and I didn’t do it.” There have been dozens of allegations which came up empty-handed. Since the president was elected, the GOP has supported President Trump through every allegation which came up.
Some feel the President’s response was awkward, but for a man who tells it like it is, his answer was short and to the point.
A well outspoken and strong supporter of the president, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina stated as he rolled his eyes, “All I would say, we live in an environment where people can come forward. That’s good. But allegations like this have to be cautiously reviewed.
Trump was firm. Unequivocal. I have no reason not to believe him.”
A representative who is retiring, Susan Brooks, stated, “I wasn’t following the controversy closely.” She is one of 13 Republican women in the House of Representatives, and she continued, “I heard there are huge, significant issues about [Carroll’s] credibility.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was attending a press conference during this week, and he was questioned on the issue. He told the reporters he believed the president’s denial. “I’ve never met her, I understand what the president said, so I know nothing more about this issue. I know the president said this is not true. Yes, I believe the president.”
Everyone who sounded wishy-washy was not dismissing President Trump’s denial. They feel like everyone feels that everything should be investigated, but nothing like the Brett Kavanaugh case.
Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa said she was raped in College and had this to say, “Anybody that makes an accusation like that should come forward, but there obviously has to be some additional information. They need to interview her, they need to visit with him.”
Mitt Romney had this to say, “The accusation is of a very serious nature. And it deserves to be considered and evaluated. The president indicated that this [did] not occur and that’s, I think, the strongest point.”
This is a day and time we live in where morals seemed to have slipped out the window. If these incidences happen, then the perpetrator should be severely punished once they are found guilty, even if it were the President of the United States.
Carroll’s credibility and reasoning draw up too many red flags. Should it be investigated fully? Yes, by all means.
However, if a man is found guilty, then his name and legacy are tarnished for life along with a prison sentence. If the man is found innocent, and the evidence leads the court to believe the woman, then the woman should be punished to the fullest extent of the law whether it is a poor man or the President of the United States who allegations are brought against.