Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells CNN: Trump should resign

Sen. Kirsten E. Hillibrand (D.-N.Y.) (Screenshot from CNN)

The junior senator from New York told CNN presenter Christiane Amanpour  Monday that she wants President Donald J. Trump to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations made against him.

“President Trump should resign,” said Democratic Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, who called for Sen. Alan S. “Al” Franken (D.-Minn.) to resign his seat Wednesday and the next day the funnyman cum senator announced from the Senate floor he would soon return to private life.

Watch the Gillibrand interview here:

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Gillibrand said she was not willing to wait for Trump to take responsibility for his own actions.

“Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something–you really can’t hold your breath for–so, Congress should hold hearings, they should do their investigations,” she said. “They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”

In the last weeks, Gillibrand also said that President William J. Clinton should have resigned after his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was made public.

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Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.

 

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