Sen. (I-Vt.) early Thursday said should think about resigning amid the sexual misconduct allegations brought up against him during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“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 on “CBS This Morning.”
The senator went on to emphasize the need for a cultural revolution in the U.S. has numerous women come forward to accuse influential men across the country of sexual misconduct.
“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.
Sanders’ comments come as women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill have come forward to accuse influential men of sexual misconduct.
The senator’s colleague Sen. (D-Minn.) is expected to resign on Thursday after his own Democratic colleagues called for him to step down amid allegations against him.
Over 30 Democratic senators called for Franken to resign after a new woman came forward to accuse the senator of forcibly trying to kiss her.
The accusations have led to the downfall of various powerful men, such as Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and former Rep. (D-Mich), who resigned on Tuesday among mounting pressure from his Democratic colleagues.