Dem congresswomen want Trump investigated for sexual misconduct

Rep. Jackie Speier is one of the lawmakers calling for an investigation. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Democratic Women's Working Group called on the House Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The accusations against Trump have resurfaced just as similar allegations are ending careers of powerful men in every industry. The Group penned a letter, signed by 56 members, saying, "We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr. Trump."