Doug Jones Bucks Future Democratic Colleagues, Says Trump Shouldn’t Resign Over Harassment Allegations

By David Rutz

Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones (D.) did not follow his future colleagues Sunday in calling for President Donald Trump to resign over sexual harassment claims, saying Trump shouldn’t step down and noted he was elected president with those allegations “front and center.”

Several Senate Democrats have called for Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, citing Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) announcing he would step down over past charges of groping and unwanted kissing.

After playing a clip of Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) saying Trump should “do the right thing” and resign, CNN host Jake Tapper asked Jones if he agreed.

“Where I am on that right now is that those allegations were made before the election, and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election,” Jones said. “I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues. Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing people of this country right now, and I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point. We’ll see how things go, but certainly those allegations are not new, and he was elected with those allegations at front and center.”

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Source:: Washington Free Beacon