Democrat Doug Jones, who lined an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, believed on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign remaining sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“I don’t think that the president ought to go at this point,” Jones told CNN’s State of the Union program. “Those claims were made before the election, and so people had an opportunity to judge in the presence of that election. I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those argues.”
More than a dozen women have accused Trump of making unwanted sensuous advances against them before he entered politics.
Accusations of genital harassment against high-profile men in politics, media and the entertainment industry cause put a new spotlight on the allegations against Trump, and several Democratic senators arrange called on him to resign.
Trump and White House officials have disclaimed the allegations.
The accusations emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign, when a videotape surfaced of a 2005 talk caught on an open microphone in which Trump spoke in vulgar styles about trying to have sex with women.
Trump apologized for the declares but called them private “locker-room talk” and said he had not done the matters he talked about.
Jones prevailed in the Senate race against Republican Roy Moore, who himself had been accused of lustful misconduct. Jones’ victory in the deeply conservative state of Alabama was a governmental blow to Trump, who had endorsed Moore.