Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.) made a stunning admission over the weekend about the sexual misconduct allegations raised against President Donald Trump.
What did he say?
Numerous women have publicly accused Trump of sexual misbehavior, but according to Jones, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, it’s time to “move on” from the allegations because Americans decided their validity in 2016.
“Where I am on that right now is that those allegations were made before the election,” Jones said. “And so people had an opportunity to judge before that election. 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 the people of this country right now.”
“I don’t think the president ought to resign at this point,” he explained.
Numerous Democratic members of Congress, including Sens. Kristen Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Cory Booker (N.J.), have either called on Trump to resign in light of the allegations or for Congress to investigate the allegations.
According to the Huffington Post, at least 21 women have accused Trump of sexual wrongdoing. However, he has maintained his innocence.
Sen.-elect Doug Jones of Alabama doesn’t join the several Senate Democrats calling for President Trump to step down: “I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues … I don’t think the President ought to resign right now” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/IjtmPvu6SK
— CNN (@CNN) December 17, 2017