New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called on President Trump on Saturday to resign from office over sexual harassment allegations made by several women against him.
Booker made the remarks at a rally in Alabama in support of Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones, who is running against Roy Moore, a Republican accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls while in his 30s.
“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office,” Booker told Vice News. “My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing – who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward.”
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Thursday he would be resigning from the Senate in the “coming weeks” after eight women accused him of either groping or trying to kiss them.
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Booker added that the sexual harassment claims lodged at Trump are far “more damning” than those against Franken.
At least 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct or harassment since the 1980s. The latest being ex-Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy, who claimed Trump tried to kiss her inside an elevator at Trump Tower more than a decade ago.
Many of Trump’s accusers came forward to share their stories during the 2016 presidential campaign, but he denied the allegations.
Trump even dismissed the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which he boasted about grabbing women “by the p – y” as “locker room talk.”
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“Why hasn’t Donald Trump come forward and said, ‘You know what, in this climate, at this point in this country, I’m going to resign from my position just like Al Franken,” Booker told Vice.
The President officially endorsed Moore last week and showed his support at a rally in Florida on Friday. Republicans and Democrats have urged Moore to resign from the Senate race after a Washington Post report said one of his accusers was 14 when she was sexually assaulted.
“I am worried, there are former pages that are showing worry, there are Republican senators that are worried – we’re all worried about this nightmare of a person that could come to the United States senate,” Booker told the news outlet.
The New Jersey lawmaker continued campaigning for Jones on Sunday by visiting churches with the candidate in Birmingham.
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“So grateful for the rousing greeting we are receiving at every church,” Booker tweeted. “The energy is so uplifting. Alabama votes on Tuesday.”
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