Dem Rep Seth Moulton: Franken Should Resign


On MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily" on Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.) said that Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) should resign after six women have come forward with charges of groping and other kinds of sexual misconduct.

Earlier in the discussion, host Steve Kornacki discussed the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.) with Moulton, who said "we are way behind the times here in Congress" on the issue of sexual harassment. Conyers resigned Tuesday morning after he spent several days fighting calls for him to step down, with some Democratic colleagues standing by him.

Kornacki's last question concerned Franken.

"Another fellow Democrat there on Capitol Hill, Al Franken, senator from Minnesota, accused now, six women accusing him of groping. One also more than just groping, but six women accusing him of groping. Should he resign?" Kornacki asked.

"Yes," Moulton said. "From what I know he should resign."

Moulton went on to say that Congress ought to be setting the tone in the country for how sexual harassment is treated.

Moulton had previously called for "new leadership" after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) defended Conyers in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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