But among the other seven senators, the borders are not so clear.
As the Allegation Said For the first time it was reported that a rift had arisen among the women of the GOP Senate – those who steadfastly refuse to address the allegations against the President and those who seek to find a middle ground without To contradict the President or to point out sexual assaults is not a serious problem.
Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, and Ernst both commented on past experiences of sexual assault, but they responded differently in their responses to the latest allegations.
Ernst said in January that she had been "expelled as a survivor." from abuse and rape after a media report about her divorce.
Ernst told CNN Tuesday that the charges against the president should be investigated and that both Trump and Carroll should be interviewed, but said Wednesday that an investigation was "not a job" for Congress.
McSally announced in May that she had survived sexual assault while serving in the Air Force, and McSally, the first American pilot to fly, said she did not trust the system and did not report the incident Many have signaled the widespread problem of sexual assault in the military.
"How many. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 raped, "McSally said at the time, calling on the military commanders to take the allegations of sexual assault seriously. She vigorously raised her hand to stop the question and said," No. "
CNN asked if Carroll was believed McSally said, "You can call my office if you want to conduct an interview." When she was pushed further, she added, "I'm too late for my next meeting."
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Repub Alaska Lican, said that she had not heard Ernst's comments, but said when it comes to getting answers to what happened: "Clarity is always good." She added that she, although she has not have spoken seriously, this is what we intend to do. Murkowski did not respond directly to the question whether she agreed with Ernst that an investigation of the accusation should take place.
Sens. Mississippi Republican Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn refused to respond to requests for comments on the allegation. Hyde-Smith said Wednesday she knew nothing of the allegations. The day before, however, she declined to comment when CNN asked for the claim and said, "I'm not interviewing in the hall."
Blackburn refused to reply twice and waved to reporters.
Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican of Nebraska, declined to respond directly to an inquiry into the allegation.
"You know that I am concentrating on the votes we are going to make now, the President has addressed that, and I am focusing on what we are doing now and working on the NDAA," she said. When asked if Ernst was alone in this question, Fischer did not answer.
Sen. Maine colleague Susan Collins said the accusations were "clearly just terrible," but "I'm not sure how to tell the truth after that time without witnesses, if each party has a completely different view."
I do not know how to investigate, "she said as she got on the subway.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito repeated Collins.
"You know, I think we have to let her tell the story," Capito said, hesitating in her reply. "I do not know, I mean, we just have to see where the story goes."
When she figured out if that meant she did not think the allegations should be investigated, she backed away.
I never said there should be no investigation, "she said.