US Ambassador Haley: 'Women Who Accuse Anyone Should Be Heard'

By Susan Jones | December 11, 2017 | 5:39am EST
President Donald J. Trump, United Nation Secretary-General António Guterres, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the United Nations General Assembly (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

( - Given all the women who have come forward with accusations of sexual abuse or harassment against well-known people, including Donald Trump, how should people assess the president's accusers? John Dickerson, host of CBS's "Face the Nation," asked U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday.

"Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard, and they should be dealt with," Haley replied.

"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."

Dickerson asked her if Trump's election means that this is a "settled issue" for him.

"You know, that's for the people to decide," she said. "I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them."

Haley, speaking in general terms, said she is "incredibly proud" of the women who have started speaking out about various men:

"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 -- we have seen in Hollywood and in every industry. And I think the time has come."

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