Amid myriad calls for Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) resignation over sexual misconduct allegations, former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) suggested that President Donald Trump consider resigning from the presidency over sexual misconduct allegations brought against him during the 2016 presidential campaign.
What did Sanders say?
The “CBS This Morning” hosts asked Sanders on Thursday to compare allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore as well as Franken, but Sanders said that he wanted to elevate the conversation to another level — by invoking allegations against Trump.
“We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a tape widely seen all over the country that he’s assaulted women, so I would hope maybe the president of the United States might pay attention of what’s going on and also think about resigning,” Sanders said, referring to the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape.
The senator went on to stress the importance of addressing sexual misconduct in today’s society: “What I worry about right now, as we speak, in restaurants and in offices all over this country where you have bosses who are not famous, there is harassment of women and women are being intimidated. We need a cultural revolution in this country.”
“We have a POTUS who acknowledged on a tape widely seen all over the country that he’s assaulted women, so I would hope maybe the president of the United States might pay attention of what’s going on and also think about resigning.” — @SenSanders pic.twitter.com/fy4ucYUEkv
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 7, 2017