NEWARK – Back from a weekend of campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones in Alabama, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) dove more intricately into his argument that President Donald J. Trump should resign.
Clipped by sexual harassment charges, Booker’s ally, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN), resigned last week, and now Booker said Trump also needs to resign. Dogged on the campaign trail by numerous allegations of sexual harassment and caught on tape making lewd comments about women, Trump should step down in the name of getting hip to a national cleansing on the issue, the senator told reporters.
“We should not tolerate it,” Booker said.
It’s a national purgative moment.
“Trump should resign,” he said.
Booker denounced the president’s Muslim country travel ban and the President’s insistence on pursuing policies like a wall on the border of Mexico, when the New York and New Jersey area still have not addressed the Gateway Tunnel issue, or exhausted federal measures to make pubic transit safer.
“The perverse priorities of this president,” Booker said. “We should be doing more for rail security.”
He said 13 million people will lose their healthcare if Trump’s tax plan passes, and urged reporters to let people know about the Dec. 15th deadline for people to enroll in Obamacare.
“It makes me feel like I’ve nearly taken on the role of Bob’s anger translator,” he added, ribbing U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) at his side.