The sexual assault allegations which recently shook Hollywood has now gotten to the US Senate too, and United States senator Benny Sanders has chosen this time to remind us that Donald Trump is also guilty of sexually assaulting women and should resign.
The high-profile men accused of sexually assaulting women in a variety of industries have either been fired or resigned voluntarily. Benny Sanders thinks Donald Trump too should consider resigning over the various sexual assault allegations against him.
The United States senator tweeted: “We have a president who acknowledged on tape that he assaulted women. I would hope that he pays attention to what’s going on and think about resigning.”
Earlier, on Thursday morning, during an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Sanders was asked to weigh in on the sexual misconduct controversies embroiling the Senate right now. Democratic lawmakers were calling on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign over allegations that he groped and forcibly kissed women. Meanwhile, Roy Moore, who is accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls, is running for Senate in Alabama. Trump and other prominent Republicans still support his candidacy.
Sanders said on the morning show: “Well, let me take it a step further. We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a tape widely seen all over the country that he assaulted women. So I would hope maybe the president of the United States might pay attention to what’s going on and also think about resigning.”
Sanders’ statement was in reference to the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump boasted that his celebrity status allows him to “just start kissing” beautiful women and “grab them by the pussy.” Trump later dismissed these comments as “locker room talk,” and no action was taken against him.