Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump doesn’t resign

Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump doesn’t resign
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandMidterms will show voters are tired of taking back seat to Wall Street McConnell: I won't be intimidated by protesters Dem senator: Kavanaugh would 'turn back the clock' on women's health care MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday she believes Congress should hold President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE accountable for the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him.

“I think he should resign, and if he’s unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable. We’re obligated to have hearings,” Gillibrand said in an interview with CBS's “60 Minutes.”

Gillibrand, who was among the first to call for former Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenFranken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Richard Painter puts out 'dumpster fire' in first campaign ad MORE (D-Minn.) to resign due to sexual misconduct allegations, was also one of several Democratic senators who late last year said Trump should resign due to sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

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If he did not resign, the senators and some of Trump’s accusers said Congress should investigate the claims.

When asked on "60 Minutes" why it took until late last year to call for Trump to be held accountable, Gillibrand said "something changed" when he was elected, "and I think it changed for women."

Trump attacked Gillibrand on Twitter after she called for his resignation, saying she would “do anything” for campaign donations. 

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBartender cursed at Stephen Miller as he picked up takeout sushi: Washington Post Conway retweets vice president fan account criticizing CNN reporter Ingraham asks Kellyanne Conway: Is Trump ‘reconsidering’ language used toward the press after newsroom shooting? MORE on Sunday criticized the senator for protecting and defending former President Clinton when he was accused of sexual misconduct. Clinton left office in 2000, and Gillibrand was elected to Congress in 2006. 

Gillibrand, who recently said Clinton should have resigned at the time, told “60 Minutes” her perspective on the allegations against the former president has changed.

“I think I’m not alone here. Like, how many of us were having this conversation even a year ago?” she said. “I think we’re all learning.”

She declined to say whether she’s spoken to the Clintons since she changed her stance, but added that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony Get ready for summit with no agenda and calculated risks MORE is still her “greatest role model in politics.”