President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign.
That’s what Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday amid new calls for Trump to be held accountable for the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him.
Democratic US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct: "These allegations are credible; they are numerous" https://t.co/7CVniGyFCi pic.twitter.com/gmW0st02wP
— CNN (@CNN) December 11, 2017
In asking for the President’s resignation, Gillibrand joined Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon and they were then joined by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who tweeted this:
These women are right. If @realDonaldTrump won't resign, Congress must investigate allegations by many, many women that he sexually assaulted and harassed them. No one is above the law. https://t.co/ySP9DVUgLP
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) December 11, 2017
All of this comes as a group of women who have all publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment and assault came together for a joint news conference on Monday. All told, the number of accusers stands at 15. In case you missed it, here’s the press conference:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted (again) to deflect saying that because Trump won the election, this matter should be considered resolved. And yes, that’s just as absurd as it sounds.
“The people of this country, at a decisive election, supported President Trump, and we feel like these allegations have been answered through that process,” Sanders told reporters yesterday, just hours after the press conference shown above was held. “The American people knew this and voted for the president, and we feel like we’re ready to move forward in that process,” she added.
Well this morning, Donald Trump tweeted the following about Gillibrand:
Now look, we all know Trump doesn’t know how to use scare quotes and we don’t want to read too much into this because this isn’t a man who thinks through these tweets before he fires them off, but if we had to guess, the use of quotation marks around the word “begging” followed by that bit in parentheses is going to raise questions about what exactly he meant there. That could easily be interpreted as the President of the United States implying something lewd.
Again, we’re not saying that’s what he meant (most of the time he has no idea what he means when he tweets), but we are saying someone will interpret it that way.
He may have just thrown gasoline on a raging fire.
You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017