Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says that President Trump should consider resigning over accusations of past sexual misconduct from multiple women.
“We have a president of the United States who acknowledged on a tape – widely seen all over this country – that he assaulted women,” he said on “CBS This Morning” Thursday.
“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,” the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added.
Sanders added that American society must change if it is to overcome problems from sexual misconduct.
“What I worry about right now as I speak is that in restaurants, in offices all over this country where you have bosses that are not famous, there is harassment, women are being intimidated, and we need a cultural revolution in this country,” he said.
Sanders was referencing an infamous audio clip of Trump that emerged in October 2016, potentially endangering his presidential election campaign.
The recording captured Trump lewdly talking about women in 2005 with Billy Bush, who was then the host of NBC’s “Access Hollywood.”
“Just kiss,” Trump said of women in the tape. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the p---y. You can do anything.”
Multiple women accused Trump of past sexual misconduct following the footage’s appearance in public.
Trump apologized for the language he used on the tape, calling it “locker-room talk” but denying all of the allegations against him.
Sanders’ remarks on the recording come amid fierce global debate over sexual misconduct this year.
Multiple high-profile men have been disgraced in 2017 after women accused them of past sexual misconduct.
The allegations have upended powerful figures in entertainment, politics, the media and sports amid a cultural reckoning over such behavior.