Dem Rep. Kathleen Rice: Al Franken, Conyers Should Resign


Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) said Monday on CNN that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) should resign due to sexual harassment allegations. Rice told CNN host Wolf Blitzer there is no reason for the public to trust us if we can't even call our representatives out.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN: Let's turn to the issue of sexual harassment and assault up on Capitol Hill. Was Senator Al Franken's apology today enough to merit him staying in the U.S. Congress? What do you believe?

REP. KATHLEEN RICE (D-NY): I don't think so. I think if you ask any person on the street, do you think the action that CBS took with Charlie Rose was appropriate? Or Louis C.K.? Or anyone else in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein. They would say, yes, they took the right action. Why can't we do the same thing in Washington? ...

BLITZER: So you want both Conyers and Franken to resign?

RICE: I think they should. I think that's what most people feel would be an appropriate consequence for these elected officials.

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