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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning'

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM

For the first time, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday that President Donald Trump should consider resigning the nation's top office.

Speaking on "CBS This Morning," Sanders addressed allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. He noted that Trump had faced similar accusations during the 2016 presidential campaign and referred to a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump bragged about groping women.

"We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a tape widely seen all over this country that he's assaulted women, so I would hope that maybe the president of the United States might pay attention [to] what's going on and also think about resigning," Sanders said.

Later Thursday, the Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate restated his call on Twitter:
According to Daniel McLean, a spokesperson for Sanders, the senator had not previously called on Trump to consider resigning.

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Paul Heintz

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Paul Heintz is a staff writer and political editor for Seven Days. He wrote the "Fair Game" political column from May 2012 through December 2016.

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