Vermont Senator and former 2016 presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, suggested on Sunday that President Donald Trump should resign over his sexual misconduct allegations. Sanders talked about Al Franken, who stepped down from the position of the senator of Minnesota after several women accused him of sexual harassment and noted that the President should do the same.
We have a president who acknowledged on tape that he assaulted women. I would hope that he pays attention to what’s going on and think about resigning.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 7, 2017
Bernie Sanders urged Trump to step down earlier this month due to the President acknowledging on tape that he assaulted women. However, the Vermont Senator does not think this is the right time for an impeachment campaign, as there isn’t enough evidence supporting Trump’s other nefarious activities. Sanders said that the majority of people want Trump to be impeached only if the president colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
Even if Sanders told Democrats to abstain, that didn’t stop 58 of them to vote to impeach Trump this week. The campaign was short-lived, however, as it eventually was overturned by the majority (364 to 58).
The Vermont Senator commended Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, who is conducting the Russia investigation, and believes that solid evidence on that front is the only way for a potential impeachment.
“If Mueller brings forth the clear evidence that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, I think you have grounds for impeachment,” Sanders told NBC.
Sanders had upped his anti-Trump stance following Franken’s resignation over sexual misconduct allegations from several women. His voice wasn’t the only one prevalent in the Democratic circle, however. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey also urged the president to follow Franken and resign from the presidency. Senator, Jeff Merkley, of Oregon called on Alabama GOP candidate, Roy Moore, and President Trump to step down, emphasizing on sexual allegations against both men.
Trump has no plans on resigning, however, as he is already running an aggressive campaign for his reelection in 2020.
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