U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he hopes President Donald Trump considers resigning following Sen.
Following Franken's attack, Senator Bernie Sanders too took a barb at Trump. Al Franken of Minnesota stepped down amid accusations of misconduct. Sanders said, "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".
Asked to comment on Franken's remarks, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "Look, the president addressed the comments back during the campaign".
Sanders's comments come as women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill have come forward to accuse influential men of sexual misconduct.
Eight women had alleged that Franken had kissed or groped them without consent since 2003.
During the 2016 presidential race, at least 13 women publicly accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment.
Franken, who downplayed some of the allegations as "are simply are not true", said he may give up his post but not his voice.
He did reference sexual misconduct allegations against Trump and against the Republican candidate for an Alabama Senate seat, Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing teenagers when he was in his 30s.
Later that day, Franken announced on the Senate floor that he would resign after dozens of his Democratic colleagues called for him to step down.
Franken called out Trump in his remarks, saying "there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office".