President Donald Trump on Thursday defended himself from accusations of sexual misconduct.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Jackson said the claims of sexual assault were false and that he has “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct in the White House.
Trump, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual impropriety in his decades in office, said he believes the allegations are politically motivated.
“I know that this is a deeply concerning time for the American people,” Jackson said in the statement.
“I believe all women and believe that anyone who has made a claim of sexual violence should be heard and believed.
I do not want to silence anyone.”
Jackson was president of the University of Alabama from 1989 to 1993 and was elected to the Senate in 2010.