In recent days, President Donald Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by several different women. This comes in the wake of dozens of names in Hollywood and politics being involved in sex scandals, which started with infamous producer Harvey Weinstein.
Since the allegations arose, several Democratic Senators have called for President Trump’s resignation including Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren.
Newly-elected Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama responded to the sexual harassment allegations against Trump on Sunday, December 17th. Jones recently ran against Republican nominee Roy Moore, who also made headlines after multiple women accused him of sexual assault.
Unlike many Democratic Senators, Jones does not think Trump should resign over the allegations.
In an interview, Jones said, “Those allegations were made before the election and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election. I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues. Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing people of this country right now.”
He continued, “I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point. We’ll see how things go, but certainly, those allegations are not new and he was elected with those allegations front and center.
“At this point, we need to move on and try to work with some real issues that are facing the country and not worry about getting at odds with the president any more than we have to.”
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In other political news, Senator John McCain was released from the hospital and reached his decision on attending the final tax vote.