Sanders: President should think about resigning over sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Bernie Sanders  CBS

Sen. Bernie Sanders CBS

On Thursday's broadcast of CNN's "The Lead", Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) elaborated on his call for President Trump to consider resigning by stating that Senator Al Franken (D-MN) acknowledged his inappropriate behavior and resigned, while Trump "acknowledged, basically, that he was assaulting women", and nothing has happened to him.

"What I worry about right now as I speak is that in restaurants, in offices all over this country where you have bosses that are not famous, there is harassment, women are being intimidated, and we need a cultural revolution in this country", Sanders told CBS News.

In the whirlwind of recent sexual misconduct allegations and calls for resignations in political and entertainment circles, Sen.

Asked to comment on Franken's remarks, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "Look, the president addressed the comments back during the campaign".

While Sen. Sanders stated that allegations against powerful politicians and celebrities are troubling, he is also anxious about everyday women in restaurants and offices across the country who face sexual harassment and assault from employers who are not famous. "So I would hope that maybe the president of the United States might pay attention to what's going on and also think about resigning".

Eight women had alleged that Franken had kissed or groped them without consent since 2003. Sanders changed his tune along with his Democratic colleagues, calling for Sen.

During the 2016 presidential race, at least 13 women publicly accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. Franken resigning, how can Republicans justify a "Sen".

Franken, who downplayed some of the allegations as "are simply are not true", said he may give up his post but not his voice.

"Moore may be possibly joining the Senate and he has been accused of far worse than what Senator Franken is accused of", King said. Sanders recommended that the people of Minnesota should be the ones to decide if Sen.