On Monday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-D) told CNN Donald J. Trump (Repulsive) should resign because of at least 19 allegations against him of sexual assault. A wide range of women have come forward since the 2016 election season, and in October 2016 the notorious Access Hollywood video (“grab ’em by the pussy”) surfaced. All of this made no difference to SOME voters as Candidate Predator won the electoral college therefore the presidency.
“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 (who is the interim replacement on PBS for fired sexual harasser Charlie Rose).
She responded soon after with the following:
Gillibrand has been leading the charge against sexual assault in the military. She has called for Trump to “immediately resign.” If he does not, Gillibrand wants Congress to “have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
Last week, Senator Al Franken (MN-D), Representative Trent Franks (AZ-R) and Representative John Conyers (MI-D) all stepped down from their elected positions due to mounting (as in landfill size) sexual-harassment scandals and accusations, with past monetary settlements, inappropriate photos and cash for impregnation embroiled in the details. Shopping-mall predator Roy Moore, however, is still a viable candidate for U.S. Senate in tomorrow’s special election in deep-red Alabama. That some very powerful, entrenched male politicians have resigned sets a precedent for Gillibrand to hold Trump accountable for the very sordid allegations aimed at him. Senators Ron Wyden (OR-D), Cory Booker (NJ-D) and Jeff Merkley (OR-D) have also called for Dotard stepping down.
On Sunday, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, a moderate Republican, said her boss’s accusers should be heard, to which Gillibrand added, “Not only should women be heard, but they should be believed.”
Three of Trump’s accusers appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY to bring Trump’s sexual misconduct back into the spotlight. Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds are using the #MeToo movement to be effectively heard, as the dozen-plus women coming forward with allegations against Trump in 2016 were dismissed.
The White House, through staunch mouthpiece Sarah Huckabee Sanders, still maintains Lump’s accusers are lying. Their position isn’t going to fly as easily now in the post-Weinstein environment, where high-profile terminations due to sexual misconduct are daily news events—today journalist Ryan Lizza was fired for “improper sexual conduct” from The New Yorker, suspended from CNN, and removed from his 2018 teaching post at Georgetown University.