Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., thinks President Trump should consider resigning because of the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him during his campaign.
“We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a time widely seen all over this country that he assaulted women, so I would hope that maybe the POTUS might pay attention to what’s going on and also think about resigning,” Sanders told CBS News on Thursday.
"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
The senator was referencing a tape from “Access Hollywood” made public during the 2016 election on which the president was heard talking about grabbing women without their consent. More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
Several of Sanders' colleagues in Congress have been accused of inappropriate behavior, and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is expected to make a speech on the Senate floor addressing the allegations against him late Thursday morning.
More than 30 Democratic senators called on Franken to resign after seven women came forward and said the Minnesota Democrat groped or forcibly kissed them both before and during his time in the Senate.
Former Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resigned Tuesday after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct, including touching them inappropriately.