Sen. Merkley: Trump Must Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Late last week, Sen.

The New York senator hit back at Trump Tuesday morning, saying that he "cannot silence" her and she will continue to speak out about the shame Trump "has brought on the Oval Office".

"No men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in, because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it". And he gets very, very, very obsessed with certain women.

A day after that, Sen. Al Franken, both Democrats who have resigned amid claims of sexual misconduct.

Trump has repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct, but admitted a year ago that it was him on a leaked "Access Hollywood" tape bragging that "when you're a star" women let men "do anything", including "grab them by the p--".

"You can not silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office", Gillibrand responded on Tuesday.

Emily Ngo covers the White House and national politics for Newsday, having followed President Donald Trump to Washington, D.C., after following him on the campaign trail. But, of course, he won't hold himself accountable.

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And that's when Trump lashed out.

"I think it's simply one of those cases where it's best if we look at what the President does and not pay attention to the tweets", Rounds told reporters with a shrug. The connotations surrounding "would do anything", for example, struck me as especially ugly rhetoric.

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As for the NY senator's call for a congressional examination of the allegations against the president, Gillibrand isn't the only one thinking along these lines.

Three women who past year accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances renewed their allegations Monday, saying it was time Congress investigate claims against the president in the wake of dozens of other powerful American men being held accountable for their treatment of women.

Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth said in a statement that Trump had tried to "publicly shame yet another woman" and in the process "the president has shown us exactly what kind of person he is". She said it is not sexist because the president has used the language in reference to male and female lawmakers. It comes after Trump falsely claimed he never met the women who came forward on Monday.

Meanwhile, Trump is not taking the news of a potential investigation lightly. And third, "the people of this country" cast almost 3 million more votes for Trump's opponent, so this hardly constitutes an exoneration.

First, that's not a denial of wrongdoing.

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