You have a president who, on tape, a tape that everybody in America has seen, acknowledged, basically, that he was assaulting women, and well over a dozen women have made that complaint. "So I would hope that maybe the president of the United States might pay attention to what's going on and also think about resigning".
Sanders made the comments Thursday on "CBS This Morning", while discussing why he thought Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who has now confirmed his resignation.
The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them.
Trump has recently denied that it was him in a 2005 video where he was reportedly recorded bragging about crude and degrading behavior toward women, even though he directly confirmed the remarks and apologized for them a month before the presidential election previous year.
Sanders said there is a need for a "cultural revolution" in how women are treated across the country.
Sanders posted similar remarks on Twitter. Franken has denied, Sen.
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.
Though about a dozen fellow Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, sat through the speech, nobody made any remarks afterward. Sanders recommended that the people of Minnesota should be the ones to decide if Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who also called for Franken to resign, attended Franken's speech.