Rubio: Al Franken 'should consider resigning'

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story March For Our Lives founder leaves group, says he regrets trying to 'embarrass' Rubio Rubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' MORE (R-Fla.) on Sunday said that Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenNelson campaign to donate K from Al Franken group to charity Sexual assault is not a game — stop using women to score political points Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls MORE (D-Minn.) should consider resigning following allegations he groped women.

“I think the accusations against him, including many of which he’s admitted, are horrifying. But at this point, he's going to be before the Ethics Committee. And I would say, in fairness — although 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," Rubio told CBS Miami.


When asked whether “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. 

Multiple women have accused Franken of groping them during photo ops, and radio host Leeann Tweeden said Franken forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 USO tour. 

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

Sexual harassment has been at the forefront of discussions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks. Franken, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) and Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersSexual assault is not a game — stop using women to score political points Congressional Ethics committees are the wrong place to settle harassment and discrimination claims Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) have all faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage House Dems push to delay Kavanaugh vote for investigation Dems demand answers on Pentagon not recognizing Pride Month MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn Teen girls pen open letter supporting Kavanaugh accuser: We imagine you at that party and 'see ourselves' Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (D-N.Y.) earlier this month introduced legislation that would overhaul policies to report sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.