If you’re a Republican, you see the move as cynical. If you’re in the resistance movement, you may be thinking, “It’s about time!” If you’re somebody looking at the political tea leaves you’re thinking, “This is why she called on Franken to resign,” or “She’s running for president in 2020.”
Whatever you think, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became the first Senator (and likely not the last) to call on President Trump to resign over allegations of sexual assault. Megyn Kelly interviewed three women who accused Trump of assaulting them, and it’s likely not the last we have heard from the women who accused Trump last year during the presidential campaign:
Here is what she said according to CNN:
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual assault.
“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,” Gillibrand told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.
“These allegations are credible; they are numerous, ” said Gillibrand, a leading voice in Congress for combating sexual assault in the military. “I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
If he does not “immediately resign,” she said, Congress “should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
This will likely set the president off on Twitter. The question of course is, how much can he continue to deny the allegations and call the woman liars before more credible information comes out.