Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) appeared on "CBS This Morning" Thursday morning where he discussed the expected resignation of his Senate colleague Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who has now confirmed his resignation. The senator from Vermont also expressed his concerns about sexual assault and sexual harassment in the country. During the interview, Sanders commented that he hopes President Trump would consider resigning as the president has been accused of sexual assault as well.
While Sen. Sanders stated that allegations against powerful politicians and celebrities are troubling, he is also worried about everyday women in restaurants and offices across the country who face sexual harassment and assault from employers who are not famous.
Sanders stated, "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."
Initially, when the allegations and photo evidence of Sen. Franken groping a sleeping female reporter surfaced, Sen. Sanders recommended that the people of Minnesota should be the ones to decide if Sen. Franken was to keep his seat. As more allegations were reported yesterday, allegations that Sen. Franken has denied, Sen. Sanders changed his tune along with his Democratic colleagues, calling for Sen. Franken to resign.
The Alabama Senate race and the sexual assault allegations against candidate Roy Moore were also discussed, as many on the left are pointing out the hypocrisy from those on the right. The question was, with Sen. Franken resigning, how can Republicans justify a "Sen. Roy Moore" when the allegations against him are considered to be far worse?
Rather than address the question specifically, Sen. Sanders took the opportunity to criticize President Trump and make the point that Sen. Franken isn't the only politician with a tainted record. Sanders said, "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."
Members of the Democratic Party have been calling for the resignation and impeachment of President Trump since the day he took office. On Wednesday, 58 Democratic representatives voted in favor of President Trump's impeachment.