After Al Franken resigned last month due to allegations of sexual misconduct, democrats have been rallying around cries for Trump to step down because of the numerous sexual assault allegations leveled against him by more than a dozen women. Today, Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones spoke out against these voices, saying that he doesn’t believe that Donald Trump should resign, and that “we need to move on”.
Days after being elected in an upset in one of the reddest of states, Senator-elect Doug Jones had a message for his new colleagues: I’ll work with both parties.
The Alabama Democrat, whose long-shot candidacy was boosted by allegations of sexual misconduct against his Republican opponent, also said that President Donald Trump doesn’t need to resign, as some members of his party have urged.
“Don’t expect me to vote solidly for the Republicans or Democrats,” Jones, the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in more than two decades, said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“Those allegations were made before the (2016) election, and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election,” Jones said when asked whether Trump should resign. “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.”