Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told CBS This Morning that Donald Trump should “consider resigning” as president over the numerous claims of sexual misconduct brought against him by over 20 women – including his admission of grabbing women by the genitals on the now infamous Access Hollywood tape.
Sanders was asked to compare the allegations made against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — who’s been accused by multiple women of child molestation, and Al Franken — who’s been accused by multiple women of non-consensual groping. The Senator from Vermont said he wanted to take things “a step further.” “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,” Sanders said.
Sanders also made sure to mention the countless women throughout America whose experiences will never be heard because the men who’ve harassed and abused them aren’t famous.
“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.
Donald Trump has been accused of a variety of sexual abuses ranging from non-consensual kissing and groping to rape. He’s even on camera saying he’d be dating a 10-year old girl in ten years. Shortly after the “grab them by the p*ssy” Access Hollywood tape was released last year, many of Trump’s accusers came forward in October of 2016, but they were not taken seriously. The #MeToo movement is finally changing how we, as a culture, are dealing with sexual misconduct allegations. Every accuser must be taken seriously.
"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." — @SenSanders pic.twitter.com/GTxAf0PVGA
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 7, 2017