One Of The 19 Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Won The Democratic Nomination In Ohio

Rachel Crooks

One of the 19 women who has accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct is now in line to become the first of those women to hold elected office.

Rachel Crooks won her uncontested primary and will now be a choice for Ohio House District 88 voters. She’ll face off with Republican State Rep. Bill Reineke in November.

Crooks, 35, says that Trump kissed her against her will when she was a receptionist at Trump Tower in 2006. She says that after she introduced herself to Trump outside an elevator, they shook hands, but Trump wouldn’t let go. He started kissing her cheeks and then kissed her on the mouth.

“It was so inappropriate,” Ms. Crooks recalled in an interview. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Crooks first went public with the accusations before the 2016 election in October. Trump denied it happened on Twitter, as he has denied all accusations of misconduct.

She responded, saying Trump’s behavior prompted her to run for office:

Trump never released the footage.

Rachel Crooks has joined the powerful #MeToo movement, and now expects she’ll become a state representative for the people of Ohio, and for all of the women who refuse to be silenced and marginalized.

“Women are uniting,” Crooks told Cosmopolitan magazine this year. “The momentum is now. I want to be part of it.”

See more about Rachel Crooks in her video below:

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