As members of Congress are resigning or facing immense pressure due to allegations of sexual assault or harassment, some Democrats have been wondering about President Donald Trump. Since he has many sexual assault/harassment allegations against him, why hasn’t he resigned or at least faced a new investigation?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was the first member of Congress to demand Trump’s resignation over the allegations, telling CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
Now Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for Trump to step down.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sanders criticized Trump’s tweet directed at Gillibrand.
“I think you’ve got a president who has some very serious emotional problems to say that. […] Everybody knows exactly what he meant,” Sanders said.
Sanders then compared it to how Franken not only apologized for his past behavior but also said he was going to resign from the Senate. According to the Vermont senator, it’s a double standard for Franken to go but to allow Trump to stay in office.
“I do think [Trump] should resign,” he added.
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