Sanders Calls on Trump to Resign

By on December 9, 2017
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Appearing on “CBS This Morning” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took President Trump to task on the numerous allegations of sexual assault that have been levied against him, suggesting that he follow in the footsteps of Al Franken and John Conyers by resigning himself.

“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.

Over recent weeks, powerful Hollywood figures such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have been brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct. Those flood gates started opening over the last couple years as the likes of Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly shined the light of day on the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News.

Since then, many women have come forward with their own stories and attention is one again focused on the president and the numerous women who have claimed that he sexually assaulted them.

Trump likely won’t resign. He continues to deny the very credible allegations against him. But it’s important that liberals keep up the pressure on him and don’t let this issue fall by the wayside — especially if Democrats are going to re-brand themselves as the anti-harassment party.

Sanders went on to address the ongoing epidemic of harassment in the workplace and how it impacts people who aren’t in situation where they can levy pressure on their abusers, because their abusers aren’t in public life.

“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.