Trump Should Resign, Says Kamala Harris
There should be some inquiry into the veracity of the sexual misconduct claims against Trump, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said.
United States President Donald Trump should resign over the charges related to sexual misconduct levied against him by 16 women, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said. She is the seventh senator to seek his resignation.
“First of all, we know he’s not going to resign,” Harris said, Politico reported. “So let’s just be clear about that. But if he were going to make a decision that was in the best interest of the country, I think he should. Heshould seriously consider it.”
Harris said “there should be some inquiry into the veracity of their claims,”and added that the country is not ready to pivot on sexual harassment since it is still believed that sexual misconduct is an issue that should be looked at by women politicians alone.
“There have been people saying, ‘Well, this is the issue for the women of the Senate,’ which is ridiculous,” she said. “We still have a lot of work to do on having people understand this is everyone’s issue.”
Harris is the former Attorney General of California. She is of Jamaican andIndian descent, and is often called a potential presidential candidate for 2020.
Trump recently tweeted that Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) used to “come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions” and that she “would do anything for them.” Gillibrand is a potential presidential contender in 2020 and has sought his resignation.
Apart from Harris and Gillibrand, Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have also asked for Trump to resign.
Meanwhile, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that the women accusing Trump should be heard. Trump faced accusations of inappropriate behavior prior to becoming the president of the United States. However, the White House has said that the accusations are false and fabricated stories.