Two Democratic senators have called for President Donald Trump’s resignation over the weekend.
Sens. Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley both cited the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against Trump.
In an interview with Vice after a campaign rally for Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, Booker said: “I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office. My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward. The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”
Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced he would resign Thursday after multiple women came forward accusing him of groping and forcibly kissing them.
Senator Jeff Merkley also joined the call in an email fundraising pitch.
He said in the email: “I want to be absolutely clear. Donald Trump should resign the presidency.
“At least 17 women have accused Donald Trump of horrific sexual misconduct, and I believe them. Moreover, he’s bragged on tape about that behavior. This is not about politics. This is not about policy. I disagree with him on many things, but this is not about that.”
Just as Merkley said, several women have accused Trump of sexual harassment, and a 2005 recording of Trump bragging about groping women was released during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump attributed his language on the tape to “locker room talk” and has denied any wrongdoing.
Just last week, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont also suggested the President should do the honourable thing and resign like others.