Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over sexual assault claims, CNN reports.
Other Democrats in the Senate have called on Trump to resign, including Ron Wyden of Oregon and Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, also has called on Trump to resign.
"President Trump has committed assault, according to these women, and those are very credible allegations of misconduct and criminal activity, and he should be fully investigated and he should resign," Gillibrand told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.
"These allegations are credible; they are numerous," Gillibrand said. "I've heard these women's testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking."
At least 15 women have come forward with accusations against Trump ranging from sexual assault to sexual harassment and misconduct, and a group of them Monday reiterated their accounts of being fondled, forcibly kissed, and groped by the president and called for some kind of action amid the #MeToo movement. They allege the incidents took place before the election.
"This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump," said Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist for a company that had offices in Trump Tower who accused Trump of kissing her on the mouth without her consent in 2005. "Unfortunately, this behavior isn't rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only reason I am here [Monday] is that this offender is now the president of our country."
Gillibrand said Congress, "should have appropriate investigations of [Trump's] behavior and hold him accountable," if he does not resign.
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