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Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. (Youtube / CNN)

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct accusations

December 11, 2017

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Monday called on President Donald Trump to resign from office. The senator, who led a group of Democrats in calling for Senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign, said during an appearance on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN show that if Trump refuses to resign, he should be subjected to a Congressional investigation.

“President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking,” the Democrat said. If the president does not resign immediately, Gillibrand added, Congress “should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”

Last week, Gillibrand was one of six female senators to call on Franken to resign. The very next day, Franken appeared on the House floor and announced that he plans to step down in the coming weeks. “Enough is enough,” Gillibrand declared in a fiery Facebook post.

Gillibrand joins two other Democratic Senate colleagues to call for Trump’s resignation. Corey Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon on Sunday demanded Trump leave the White House. Earlier on Monday, three of Trump’s accusers, who spoke out in the days before the 2016 presidential election, renewed their allegations against Trump during an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show and at a press conference.

When asked about Nikki Haley’s remarks on Sunday that President Trump’s accusers “should be heard,” Gillibrand responded, “Not only should women be heard, but they should be believed.” Watch Gillibrand’s full interview below, where she also touches on the possibility of having Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Senate candidate, as a lawmaking colleague.

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