'I believe the president': GOP stands by Trump on sexual assault allegation - 2019-06-25
The president's GOP allies in Congress are moving swiftly to dismiss new allegations of rape against him, arguing journalist E. Jean Carroll is eager to promote her new book and that Trump's denial of the alleged attack is credible.
"Quite honestly, as somebody who had a front-row seat to the Kavanaugh hearings, we've seen allegations that were false," said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). "We'll let the facts go where they are, but I take [Trump's] statement at face value."
"Many times when folks have made these allegations, they're also promoting a book," said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). "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."