The Alabama Senate race was infused with sexual misconduct. Roy Moore was plastered as a child molester and nearly won the Senate seat in the state. But Doug Jones won instead. Earlier this month, Jones was urging Minnesota Senator Al Franken to step down after he was hit with groping allegations. But Jones has a very different message for those pointing out that 21 individual women have alleged that President Trump sexually molested them. Jones is asking Democrats to “move on” from focusing on the sexual allegations against Trump.
But no. We must continue to push to have President Trump face the consequences of his alleged sex crimes, if they were indeed committed.
Last week, Jones barely won the Alabama Senate race, defeating Republican Roy Moore, an alleged child molester who targeted underage girls for sex decades ago.
Jones was invited onto CNN’s “State of the Union” program this past Sunday. While on the talk show, he spoke out on the allegations against Trump that were levied against the President before the votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election.
″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. I don’t think the president ought to resign at this point. We’ll see how things go.”
Many Democratic lawmakers believe that Trump should resign over the claims that he has sexually molested 21 women. Senator Kristen Gillibrand from New York and Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey have publicly claimed for President Trump’s resignation in the wake of the viral #MeToo movement that gave abused women a chance to speak out against their assailants.
“These allegations are credible; they are numerous,” Gillibrand said last week. “I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”
Despite Jones’s suggestion, more than 100 Democratic members of the House signed a petition requesting Congress to investigate the allegations of sex crimes against Trump.
21 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. He was even recorded on video describing how he forcibly kisses women and just grabs them “by the p****” whenever he feels like it just because he is a celebrity.
Trump has been sexually mistreating women since the 1980s, allegedly. And as is his style, he has denied everything. And he has even ordered his White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to tell the country that all his accusers are lying. But it is hard enough getting a few people to say the same thing. 21 women have accused Trump of sexually violating them.
Jones still thinks that Democrats should “move on” from the allegations against the president.
“Well, again, I go back to the fact that those allegations were made and he was elected president of the United States,” Jones said. “At this point, we need to move on and try to work with some real issues that are facing the country and not worry about getting at odds with the president any more than we have to.”
But Trump should not get special privilege. He should face Justice like every other American.