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In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign
December 10, 2017 at 7:47 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, referring to the Democrat from Minnesota. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

Sanders's comment, which built on a tweet he sent last week, came after Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) suggested that the "#MeToo moment” should prompt another look at the women who accused Trump of sexual harassment during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The president should resign because he certainly has a track record with more than 17 women of horrific conduct,” Merkley said last week in an interview for the weekday version of “Meet the Press.”


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On Saturday, during his campaign swing as part of Alabama's U.S. Senate race, Booker told Vice News that the standard that brought down Franken should be applied to the president.

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Franken says he will resign in ‘coming weeks’

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Dec. 7 said he will resign from the Senate “in the coming weeks” amid allegations of sexual harassment.

“I just watched Sen. Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign from his office,” Booker said. “My question is, why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing — who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward. The fact pattern on him is far more damning than the fact pattern on Al Franken.”

Democrats made those comments just days after a largely ceremonial effort to impeach Trump, pushed by Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.), failed in the House of Representatives. Although polling has found that a large number of voters favor an effort to remove Trump from office, most Democrats have suggested that investigations into the 2016 Trump campaign's Russia connections run their course before any such action. In a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, 70 percent of respondents said Congress should “investigate the accusations of sexual harassment against President Trump.”

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  • -Celestial-
    December 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM
    Yes!
  • Episkey
    by Episkey
    December 10, 2017 at 7:56 PM
    One could only hope.
  • NWP
    by NWP
    December 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    He will never take accountability for his actions. Those who follow him will never do it either. 

  • GrayDuck41
    December 10, 2017 at 8:21 PM


    Quoting NWP:

    He will never take accountability for his actions. Those who follow him will never do it either. 

    I'm afraid you're right.

    damn.


  • Momtoone07
    December 10, 2017 at 9:03 PM
    I am inclined to agree.

    Quoting NWP:

    He will never take accountability for his actions. Those who follow him will never do it either. 

  • BmoreRavens
    December 10, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Oh sure, as soon as someone produces the pictures of Trump committing a sexual assault ... or a so-called "mock" sexual assault ... and/or it is proven that Trump used taxpayer money to hush-up sexual assaults ...or if Nancy O'Dell would have stated that as per the Billy Bush tape that Trump sexually assaulted her ... or if Trump is getting blow jobs in the Oval Office by Interns.


  • BmoreRavens
    December 10, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Give me a break ... Al Franken did not think it was "proper" to resign or he would have resigned in the first place.

    The Democrats threw him under the bus, and made him the sacrificial lamb, so they could bring up the allegations against Trump, AGAIN, which Franken DID in his resignation speech.

    The Democrats in Washington, D C are desperate, and making fools of themselves, daily, in trying to get rid of Trump.

    The GOP health is bill was evil ... their tax bill is armageddon ...  and we are all going to die. smh

  • nb34
    by nb34
    December 10, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    So true.

    Quoting NWP:

    He will never take accountability for his actions. Those who follow him will never do it either. 


  • Elkamelka
    December 10, 2017 at 11:25 PM
    Billy Bush, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Franken, Conyer, and a few more...all fired or resigned while Roy Moore will most likely be elected Tuesday, and the President continues to hold office. Something is wrong with this picture.
  • smorgan865
    December 10, 2017 at 11:26 PM
    Sadly yes.

    Not that their actions were honorable in the first place, but the democrats recently accused have done the honorable thing of stepping aside. Their Republican peers don’t have that kind of integrity.

    Quoting NWP:

    He will never take accountability for his actions. Those who follow him will never do it either. 

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