A number of Democratic senators have called for President Donald Trump to step down in recent weeks, citing sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. But newly elected Doug Jones of Alabama disagrees.
Jones, who defeated Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's special election on December 12, said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that he sees no need for Trump to resign.
″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.”
Jones was one of the voices calling for Democratic Senator Al Franken's resignation earlier this month. When asked why he feels differently about Trump, Jones responded:
“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.”