House Democrats will wear black to State of the Union in support of Me Too movement

Some representatives will wear black in taking a cue from the Golden Globes.

— -- A number of women in Congress are planning to wear black to the State of the Union later this month as a show of support for women affected by sexual misconduct.

The movement is being championed by the Democratic Women's Working Group, which includes all female Democratic members of the House of Representatives.

"This is just the beginning," said actress Rachel Brosnahan, who won a Golden Globe for the Amazon series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," of the Time's Up campaign. "Part of the Time's Up campaign is that they've created a legal defense fund. ... This is only the beginning of the conversation that's being turned into action."

The movement quickly spread across all industries, including politics. A number of prominent politicians have resigned or retired in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Farenthold said that previous allegations of sexual harassment made against him were "false," but acknowledged he had "angry outbursts" and that he failed "to treat people in his office with the respect they deserve."

Speier, as recently as Tuesday, tweeted about the settlement, saying Farenthold should keep his promise to pay that money back.

Trump has his own history of sexual misconduct allegations. More than a dozen women accused the president of sexual harassment and assault in the years before he was president. Trump and the White House have denied the allegations.

In December, over 100 congressional Democrats called on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations against Trump. House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said his committee "does not, and cannot, prosecute crimes," and deferred to law enforcement personnel to handle the women's claims.