In recent days, several women band together to accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. This comes shortly after dozens of names in Hollywood and politics have also been accused of sexual misconduct, including producer Harvey Weinstein and Republican nominee for Alabama Senate Roy Moore.
More than 50 Democratic lawmakers are proposing an investigation be done on the President in relation to these allegations. Others have gone as far as calling on Trump to resign immediately, including Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
When asked in a recent interview with CNN, “Should the White House be worried?” over the accusations, Gillibrand replied, “Well, President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous, I've heard these women’s testimony and many of them are heartbreaking. President Trump should resign his position.”
She continued, “Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can’t hold your breath for. Congress should have hearings. They should do their investigation. They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
The President released a statement via Twitter early Tuesday morning, denying all allegations and responding to Gillibrand’s remarks, calling her a “lightweight Senator,” “a total flunky,” and “disloyal.”
Shortly after, Gillibrand made another media appearance, bashing the President again and insisting that Trump is “attempting to silence” her and all of the women who are accusing him of sexual misconduct.
She said, “[The Tweet] was a sexist smear attempting to silence my voice, and I will not be silenced on the issue, neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday and neither will the millions of women who have been marching since the Women’s March to stand up against policies they do not agree with.”
Gillibrand continued, “[The Tweet] is part of the president’s effort at name-calling and it’s not going to silence me. It’s intended to silence me. It’s not going to silence the women who stood up against him directly and it’s not going to silence the millions of women out there who have been speaking out every day since his inauguration about things they disagree with.”
Watch Gillibrand’s interview below:
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