Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones says he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, echoing the White House’s position that voters have already spoken on the issue.
“I don’t think the president ought to resign at this point. We’ll see how things go, but certainly those allegations are not new, and he was elected with those allegations at front center,” said Jones.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump himself faced accusations of sexual harassment from women he called liars. In recent weeks, however, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has said the women deserve to be heard, and a group of Democratic senators including Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have called on Trump to resign.
But on Sunday, Jones noted that the accusations against Trump had surfaced before the 2016 presidential election.