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Sen. Rubio: Franken Should Consider Resigning

(CBS Miami)

By    |   Monday, 27 November 2017 01:14 PM

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) should consider resigning due to allegations he groped women without their consent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CBS Miami in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

"I think the accusations against him, including many of which he's admitted, are horrifying," Rubio said. "But at this point, he's going to be before the Ethics Committee. And I would say, in fairness, although for the things he's already admitted to I find to be outrageous and offensive and I do think just on that alone he should consider resigning."

When asked if "groping a woman's butt," which Franken has been accused of doing, is grounds for expulsion from the Senate, Rubio said he believes it is, "especially during your Senate term."

Rubio emphasized that "Everything that is happening now is an important conversation that's long overdue in our country about what's appropriate"

The Florida senator added that "It's a moment of reckoning, a lot of this has been occurring for a long period of time and for a variety of different reasons, it never came forward."

Multiple women have accused Franken of groping them during photo ops, and radio host Leeann Tweeden said the Minnesota Democrat kissed and groped her without her consent, The Hill reported.

Franken has apologized and said he's "embarrassed and ashamed," but was set to return to work on Monday.

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