Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) early Thursday said President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual misconduct allegations brought up against him during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“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 on “CBS This Morning,” referring to the “Access Hollywood” tape that was leaked to The Washington Post last year.
The senator went on to emphasize the need for a cultural revolution to address sexual misconduct.
“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,” he said.
Sanders’s comments come as women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill have come forward to accuse influential men of sexual misconduct.
The senator’s colleague, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), is expected to resign on Thursday amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
More than 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to resign after a new woman came forward on Wednesday to accuse the senator of forcibly trying to kiss her.
The accusations have led to the downfall of powerful men, such as film producer Harvey Weinstein, “Today” host Matt Lauer and former Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich), who resigned on Tuesday among mounting pressure from his Democratic colleagues.