Nancy Pelosi has failed the women of America

The most powerful woman in American politics has abandoned the nation's many survivors of sexual assault

Nancy Pelosi and President Trump.
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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) strode out of the White House in December after once again dashing President Trump's hopes of a border wall, it was easy to feel like the bully-in-chief had finally met his match. Her sunglasses were turned down just so, and her burnt red designer coat glowed in the midday sun. She looked powerful. Strong. And then, she hit Trump where it hurts, saying the wall was "a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him."

But six months later, we're seeing just how little Pelosi is truly willing to stand up to Trump. Specifically, as yet another sexual assault accusation against Trump rises to the surface and then sinks quietly back into the depths, it's become apparent that Pelosi is not interested in holding the president accountable for his alleged transgressions. It seems the most powerful woman in American politics has abandoned the nation's many survivors of sexual assault.

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