Trump Needs To Go According To Bernie

When it comes to responding to sexual abuse allegations, the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties is stark. Several members of both sides have been accused of misconduct and groping, but while prominent Democrats like John Conyers and — now — Al Franken have resigned accordingly, Republican creeps like Blake Farenthold continue to remain in office.

Even worse is the strong support these accused abuser’s continue to maintain in the GOP. A lot of attention has been focused on Roy Moore, the Republican candidate running in the Alabama Special Election for Jeff Sessions’s vacant seat. Astoundingly, In spite of the growing body of evidence supporting the pedophilia accusations against him, Moore has continued to maintain financial backing from his party.

This could arguably go back to the precedent set by Trump who, a month before the election, found himself in hot water when The Washington Post released a leaked Access Hollywood tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women with Today host Billy Bush. While Bush was fired, Trump somehow went on to win the election, thereby creating a low standard by which to measure all other politicians. And while Bush has gone on to express regret over his actions, Trump continues to deny it.

There is at least one person in office who will continue to press Trump to admit to his flaws, and that is Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The independent senator gained a lot of attention during the 2016 Democratic Primary, and has used that fame to campaign against Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda.

Speaking on CBS This Morning, Sanders was asked about Al Franken’s then impending (and now official) resignation, as Sanders had been one of the 33 senators to call for it. Sanders began by condemning sexual harassment as a societal problem and spoke of how there needs to be a cultural revolution to protect women in these situations. He then went right after the big fish himself, Donald Trump. Sanders pointed out how Trump had openly admitted to committing sex crimes, and that he should resign:

“We have a President of the United States 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.”

As usual, Bernie nails the issue. Fighting this misogynistic culture must begin at the top.

Check out the interview below:

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