Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that the numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him were a Democratic plot.
“Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia,” the president tweeted, “so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!”
The women – Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks – urged Congress to investigate Trump’s behavior. Hour later, Kristen Gillibrand, a Democratic senator from New York, asked for the same thing on Twitter, and called on Trump to resign over the allegations. Before the day ended, nearly 60 female lawmakers had also formally requested a congressional investigation into Trump.