In advance of the annual State of the Union address later this month, some elected officials have invited sexual-assault survivors to attend to raise awareness around issues of sexual violence and misconduct, NBC News reports.
Democrat Jackie Speier tweeted that she and other Democratic women in the House of Representatives were calling on lawmakers from both parties "to wear black to this year's #SOTU in solidarity w/ survivors of sexual harassment/violence in Hollywood, politics, the military, academia, etc".
President Trump is schedule to address the nation on January 30. December 12, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
USA lawmakers have been grappling with the issue.
It is unclear how many women will join the silent protest, which is likely to draw attention to the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against Mr Trump himself. Sixty-six of them are Democrats. Last month, 56 members of the DWWG wrote to demand a formal investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Trump in an open letter.
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There could be some awkwardness for the women in Trump's family. The White House has maintained that the women are lying.
Capitol Hill has been plagued with a number of its own scandals as of late, with lawmakers leaving Congress for doing everything from discussing surrogacy with female staffers to talking about an aide's nipples. As part of the "Time's Up" movement, movie stars elected to wear black dresses, turning what is normally a night of glitz and glam into a strong statement against sexual harassment.
"Thanks to the courageous women of the #MeToo movement, we are at a watershed moment in the fight against sexual harassment", Pelosi tweeted.
She then referenced a college student she knows who wants to be a professor and was brought to the US when he was seven, arguing that "he has every right to be here and become an American citizen".