Democratic Senators Call for Trump's Resignation Over Sexual Assault Charges

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December 11, 2017Dec 11, 2017

Last week, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York pushed for Al Franken's resignation. The next day, he announced his resignation. She seems to be trying to see if her luck holds.

Gillibrand told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over the allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him.

"President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign," Gillibrand told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.

"These allegations are credible; they are numerous, " said Gillibrand, who has worked to combat sexual assault in the military. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking."

Gillibrand continued, adding that if the president does not "immediately resign," Congress "should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable."

Gillibrand was echoed by Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. He addressed the situation in a tweet where he encouraged an investigation.

"These women are right. If @realDonaldTrump won't resign, Congress must investigate allegations by many, many women that he sexually assaulted and harassed them. No one is above the law," he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/940292955188924416

Two other Democratic senators, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, had already called for Trump's resignation over the weekend.

While the White House has not addressed Gillibrand's comments, they did address comments made by UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. On Sunday, Haley said Trump's accusers "should be heard."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders discussed Haley's observations during the news briefing Monday. Sanders reiterated that Trump "thinks it's a good thing that women are coming forward."

She also noted that he denies all allegations against himself.

"As the President said himself, he thinks it's a good thing that women are coming forward but he also feels strongly that a mere allegation shouldn't determine the course," Sanders said. "And in this case, the President has denied any of these allegations, as have eyewitnesses ... several reports have shown those eyewitnesses also back up the President's claim in this process, and again the American people knew this and voted for the President and we feel like we're ready to move forward in this process."

In other news, another Republican just resigned from the RNC over the party's support of Roy Moore. 

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