Jeff Merkley: Trump should resign over sexual misconduct allegations (Politics & Elections)

Jeff Merkley: Trump should resign over sexual misconduct allegations

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley on Thursday called on President Trump to resign due to accusations by multiple women that Trump sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them.

Merkley made the statement during an appearance on MSNBC. Speaking about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore from the Capitol in Washington D.C., Merkley said Moore should drop out of the race and added, “The President should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct.”

More than a dozen women have accused Trump of varying degrees of sexual misconduct, from groping to sexual harassment. Trump has denied the allegations.

Moore has been accused by multiple women of dating them while they were underage and he was in his 30s, and one woman has accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 14.

This story will be updated.

— Gordon R. Friedman

GFriedman@Oregonian.com

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December 7, 2017 at 05:44PM