Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) made his way to Alabama over the weekend to attend a campaign event for Doug Jones. Jones is the Democratic candidate for Senate, currently running a tight race against Republican candidate Roy Moore. While Roy Moore's campaign has been smeared with sexual misconduct accusations, Booker's time in Alabama seemed to be the perfect opportunity to mention President Donald Trump's accusations as well.
Booker called on Trump to resign Saturday night over the allegations of sexual harassment that have dogged him since the presidential campaign.
According to Vice News, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) resigned this week under growing pressure from members of his own party after multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. But Booker said Trump’s record was worse.
“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office," Booker told Vice News. "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. The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”
Trump has been accused by at least 15 women of sexual assault or harassment since the 80s, though he has denied all accusations. Despite the “Access Hollywood” recording as proof of his sexual misconduct, it was dismissed as merely “locker room talk.”
In October, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested all the women accusing Trump of sexual harassment were lying. It's no surprise then that despite Moore's allegations, Trump has recently come out in support of him.
“If a person is banned from a mall, they should definitely not be in the United States Senate,” Booker said in regards to reports that Moore had been banned from a local mall decades before because of his interactions with young girls.
“I am worried, there are former pages that are showing worry, there are Republican senators that are worried — we’re all worried about this nightmare of a person that could come to the United States Senate,” he said.
CBS News announced via Twitter that the 15 women will be speaking out at a press conference, calling for an investigation against Trump.
NEW: Women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual harassment and assault will speak at a news conference, hosted by @bravenewfilms, Monday at 10:30 a.m. ET. The women are calling for an investigation by Congress of sexual misconduct by the president. pic.twitter.com/MSPevMF0os— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 11, 2017
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