Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American senator, has called for Donald Trump’s resignation, becoming the seventh lawmaker to demand it amid resurfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against the US President.
“I think he should resign in the best interest of the country,” the California Democrat told POLITICO in an interview.
The allegations of sexual misconduct against the 71-year old Trump have received renewed attention recently after several prominent men in the worlds of politics, entertainment and media have been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape.
Harris has joined six other Democratic senators – Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley, Mazie Hirono and Ron Wyden – who have called for Trump to resign.
Over the past two years, about 16 women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them prior to his assuming the presidency.