Women of Democratic Party to wear all black to Trump's SOTU address

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But with Hollywood declaring war on the film industry's culture of sexual harassment and abuse after the downfall of mogul Harvey Weinstein, and stars of media and politics also rocked by similar scandal, the reckoning appeared set for a moment of further exposure on Capitol Hill.

Some women Democratic lawmakers have made a decision to wear all black to President Trump's first State of The Union address later this month - just as Hollywood did at Sunday's Golden Globes awards.

U.S. lawmakers have been grappling with the issue.

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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. More recently, the group spearheaded a call for a Congressional investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Trump.

Frankel is the Chair of the Democratic Women's Working Group, which is comprised of all the Democratic women in the US House of Representatives.

'Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year's annual address to Congress, ' Blumenauer tweeted on January 5. The congresswoman was motivated by last year's show of protest dress, as well as by the Time's Up clothing mandate at the Golden Globes.

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Democratic aides predicted other lawmakers will bring guests with perspectives relevant to the harassment debate. Each member of Congress is allowed one guest to the State of the Union.

One Democrat told NBC that their party would be "no better" than Republicans if they pulled a similar stunt at the State of the Union address, given the fact that multiple women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

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