White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned Monday that it would be impossible for the president to comment on every sexual abuse scandal that rocks Washington or Hollywood. The problem is too pervasive.
It was expected that President Trump would call for the resignation of disgraced Democratic Senator, Al Franken. Although Franken hasn’t escaped Trump’s wit on Twitter, the White House has refrained from weighing in on whether or not the Minnesota politician’s career is over or not.
“The president is not going to weigh in on every single matter like this,” Sanders said Monday afternoon.
“Look, every single day we’ve got people from the media, from Hollywood, from members of Congress that have allegations brought against them.”
Sen. Franken is ignoring calls for him to step down. Multiple women say that he groped them or behaved inappropriately, yet he still feels like he’s the right man to represent his constituents.
“If you had asked me two weeks ago, ‘Would any woman come forward with an allegation like this?’ I would have said no, and so I cannot speculate,” Franken said.
“I certainly hope not… This has been a shock, and it’s been extremely humbling. I am embarrassed. I feel ashamed.”
Franken apologized for his misdeeds, but should that be enough? He holds one of the most important political positions in America.
“I know that I’ve let a lot of people down,” Franken said. “My colleagues, my staff, my supporters and everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women. To all of you, I just want to again say I am sorry. I know there are no magic words I can say to regain your trust.”
(Source: Daily Mail)