Alabama Senator: Grabbing Woman’s Genitals Is Not Sexual Assault

Alabama Senator: Grabbing Woman’s Genitals Is Not Sexual Assault October 10, 2016

Defending Trump: Senator Jeff Sessions says grabbing a woman by the genitals is not sexual assault.

Top Trump surrogate and Alabama senator Jeff Sessions said Sunday night that Trump used “very improper language,” in a recently released video that shows Trump engaged in a lewd and crude conversation with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood.”

On the video Trump admits that he frequently sexually assaults women and gets away with it because he is a rich celebrity, bragging:

You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything….

However, in the post-debate spin room Sunday night Sessions insisted that the behavior Trump described in the video wouldn’t constitute sexual assault.

The Weekly Standard (TWS) reports:

SESSIONS: This was very improper language, and he’s acknowledged that.

TWS: But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place?

SESSIONS: I don’t characterize that as sexual assault. I think that’s a stretch. I don’t know what he meant—

TWS: So if you grab a woman by the genitals, that’s not sexual assault?

SESSIONS: I don’t know. It’s not clear that he—how that would occur.

Bottom line: Sessions is one of many Trump supporters trying to whitewash Trump’s offensive and incriminating remarks. But make no mistake, on the tape Trump is clearly bragging about sexually assaulting women with impunity. No amount of spin or obfuscation will change the facts.

Senator Jeff Sessions (Image via Gage Skidmore)
Senator Jeff Sessions (Image via Gage Skidmore)
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