Senator Cory Booker Says President Trump Should Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 12/12/2017, 3:34 p.m.
Charges of sexual misconduct are at an alarming rate across the country, with allegations bringing down powerful men in media (Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer), entertainment (Russell Simmons) and politics (John Conyers). Now Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) is calling for President Donald Trump to resign, as he too faces charges of sexual misconduct. Booker made the comments Saturday during a campaign stop in Alabama where was to support Doug Jones, the state’s Democratic candidate for Senate, who is running against Roy Moore. Jones is running against against Republican Moore, whose campaign has been dogged by sexual misconduct accusations that accuse him of having sexual relations with minor girls. Booker told reporters that the sexual harassment allegations against Trump are “far more damning” than those against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who said last week that he would rsign from office after multiple women accused him of groping them. “I just watched Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign,” Booker said. “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.” It’s no secret the current president also faced charges of misconduct during his campaign when a video of him talking inappropriately about women’s body parts surfaced. He also continues to be disrespectful toward women, referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, example, as Pocahontas.