Senator-elect Doug Jones, who achieved a monumental victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama special election this past week, believes President Donald Trump shouldn't resign over sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
Jones argues that the American people were well aware of the allegations facing Trump, and he still managed to get elected. "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," Jones said on CNN's State of the Union. "We will see how things go. But, certainly, those allegations are not new, and he was elected with those allegations at front and center."
Here's the thing, Trump did win last year's presidential election but lost the popular vote after receiving nearly three million less total votes than Hillary Clinton. So, there were conceivably more people in the United States who tried to use their vote to prevent an alleged sexual abuser from becoming the most powerful person in the country.
Also, allegations of sexual assault aren't an issue we should simply move on from. That's how we got to this point in the first place. A person utilizes their position of power to sweep a problem under the rug, and never face any repercussions. These victims of sexual misconduct need to feel confident in knowing that not only will their voices be heard, but the person being accused is punished for their actions.
Watch at the 7:40 mark to hear Jones's response to the calls for Trump's resignation.