RODNEY ROSENBLUM is calling on President Donald J. Trump to “go to the mat” and resign over the release of the now-infamous video that shows him calling women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”
The president’s actions are now causing the nation to pay a high price, he said in a statement issued Thursday.
“The nation is paying a heavy price for the reckless actions of our president, and we will continue to do all we can to prevent his actions from ever happening again,” he said.
The video of Trump making the comments about groping women came to light last week after The Washington Post released an audio recording of the president in 2005, in which he is heard making lewd remarks about women.
The president has repeatedly denied the recording.
The Hill reported on Thursday that a lawyer for Rosenblums son, Daniel, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, asking them to demand a congressional investigation into the matter.
“Mr. Rosenbaum believes the video speaks for itself,” attorney Michael R. Cohen said in the letter.
“There is no other explanation for the President’s conduct and you are making clear that you intend to use every tool at your disposal to pursue any appropriate remedies for the president’s misconduct.”
Ryan, in a tweet Thursday, said, “We need to get to the bottom of this.
I want to see the video.
We need to hear the audio.”
McConnell on Thursday told reporters he had asked for an investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“We are going to get the video, I think it’s important to get that video to the House and the Senate, and if it does not come back in a positive way, I will initiate a committee investigation,” he told reporters.
Cohen also sent a separate letter to Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, asking him to immediately resign over his comments.
“Your actions, as you have described them, are unacceptable,” Cohen wrote.
“I would like to reiterate my belief that you must resign immediately.”