Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Donald Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct on Monday, the latest of four lawmakers in the chamber to do so.
🔸 “President Trump should resign,” Gillibrand said during an interview on CNN. “These allegations are credible; they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
The New York Democrat added that if Trump did not “immediately resign,” Congress “should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
The remarks came on the heels of similar calls by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), all of whom urged the president to step down following the announced resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over sexual harassment allegations.
🔸 “We have a president who acknowledged on tape that he assaulted women,” Sanders tweeted Thursday after Franken said in a speech on the Senate floor that he would resign in the coming weeks. “I would hope that he pays attention to what's going on and think about resigning.”
After an explosive tape was unearthed last year in which Trump boasted about groping women on a hot mic while interviewing for “Access Hollywood,” more than a dozen women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him, including claims of sexual assault and sexual abuse.
On Monday, during a press conference in New York City, four of the women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct — Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Lisa Boyne — called on Congress to investigate the allegations against the president. —CRISTIANO LIMA
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