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Bernie Sanders hopes Trump would ‘think about resigning’ over accusations of sexual misconduct

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In the whirlwind of recent sexual misconduct allegations and calls for resignations in political and entertainment circles, Sen. Bernie Sanders took things to another level.

The Executive level.

The Vermont senator called on President Donald Trump to “pay attention” to what has been happening and consider stepping down.

Sanders responded to a question from “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King, who asked the former presidential candidate about his thoughts on sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Sen. Al Franken causing the Minnesota lawmaker to resign while Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, also accused of sexual harassment, may be elected.

“Moore may be possibly joining the Senate and he has been accused of far worse than what Senator Franken is accused of,” King said. “How do you square that?”

“Well let me take it a little step further,” Sanders replied.

“We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a tape widely seen all over the country that he’s assaulted women,” he said, referring to the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape leaked last year.

“So I would hope maybe the president of the United States might pay attention to what’s going on and also think about resigning,” Sanders said.

The Vermont senator called for a “cultural revolution” to address sexual misconduct as women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill have come forward in recent weeks with allegations against influential men. With a flood of female  Democratic senators calling for Franken to resign amid multiple accusations, the Minnesota senator announced his resignation Thursday.

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Other influential and well-known men have also watched their careers implode like film producer Harvey Weinstein, “Today” host Matt Lauer and former Rep. John Conyers Jr. D-Mich., who “retired” on Tuesday.

“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,” Sanders said.

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Frieda Powers


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