Van Hollen calls for Trump to resign

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van Hollen2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border Cortez Masto named Dem Senate campaign chairwoman Election Countdown: Hyde-Smith's 'public hanging' joke shakes up Mississippi runoff | New lawsuits in Florida | Trump wants Florida election official fired | Mia Love sues to stop Utah vote count | Republican MacArthur loses NJ House race MORE (D-Md.) on Thursday said he’d “love to see” President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: WHCA picking non-comedian for headliner a 'good first step' Five takeaways from Mississippi's Senate debate Watergate’s John Dean: Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' MORE resign, joining a growing group of Democratic senators calling for Trump to step down.

"I believe the president is unfit for office, and I would love to see the president resign,” Van Hollen said on MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily."


“But again, I think the best way to address the harm that the Trump agenda is doing to the country and all the broken promises, is in 2018. That has to be our focus,” he continued. 

Van Hollen is the eighth senator to call for Trump’s resignation, joining Sens. Kirsten Gellibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border Steyer planning town halls in early primary states Sanders on 2020 White House bid: 'We're looking at it' MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border Election Countdown: Florida fight ends with Scott, DeSantis wins | Dems see Sunbelt in play for 2020 | Trump to campaign in Mississippi ahead of runoff | GOP wipeout in Orange County | Ortiz Jones concedes in Texas House race Booker to make second visit to New Hampshire in weeks MORE (D-N.J.), Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: Drug industry nervous about Grassley | CDC warns public not to eat romaine lettuce | Sanders unveils new drug pricing bill Sanders and Khanna have a plan to lower your drug prices 2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border MORE (I-Vt.), Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan Merkley2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border US detaining highest number of migrants in 17 years: report Warren, 2020 Dems target private immigration detention center operators MORE (D-Ore.), Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoBlumenthal: Whitaker appointment raises 'danger of a slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre' The Hill's Morning Report — Are Pelosi’s Democratic detractors going too far? Senate Dems sue to block Whitaker from serving as attorney general MORE (D-Hawaii) and Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee Wyden2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border Dems slam Trump for siding with Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi killing Dem senator demands public intelligence assessment on Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Ore.).

The Maryland senator is the current chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which seeks to elect Democratic candidates to the Senate. 

Several senators have cited allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump in their calls for him to resign.

Three of Trump’s accusers appeared earlier this week to urge Congress to investigate their claims.

Van Hollen added on Thursday that there is “grassroots momentum” for Democrats, Independents and moderate Republicans following recent Democratic victories in New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama.