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Two Senators Demand Trump Resign over Sexual Assault Accusations

HeadlineDec 11, 2017

Two U.S. senators have called on President Donald Trump to resign over at least 16 allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women. Over the weekend, New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker told Vice News, “I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office. 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.” Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon has also called for Trump to resign. Their comments came as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on CBS that the women accusing Trump should be taken seriously. Haley was speaking with host John Dickerson.

John Dickerson: “How do you think people should assess the accusers of the president?”

Nikki Haley: “Well, I mean, you know, the same thing. As women who accuse anyone should be heard, they should be heard, and they should be dealt with. And I think we heard from them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”

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