Van Hollen calls for Trump to resign

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenProgressive tax-the-rich push gains momentum Senators pressure Trump to help end humanitarian crisis in Kashmir Democratic candidates are building momentum for a National Climate Bank MORE (D-Md.) on Thursday said he’d “love to see” President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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."

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“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. 

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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.