NJ Politics Digest: Lance Has ‘No Reason to Disbelieve’ Trump Accusers

Leonard Lance. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) said Monday night that he has “no reason to disbelieve” the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct.

Lance, who is expected to face a tough re-election bid in 2018, was asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes if he believed the women who accused Trump of unwanted touching and sexual assault.

“I have no reason to disbelieve them,” Lance said. “I think in both the Bill Clinton case and the Donald Trump case, it was behavior before they were president. And President Clinton got into trouble based upon behavior while he was president, and I hope that this president conducts himself in office in a higher standard.”

Lance said he hopes Alabama voters do not elect Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting women and pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his thirties.

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NJ Politics Digest: Lance Has ‘No Reason to Disbelieve’ Trump Accusers