Rubio: Al Franken 'should consider resigning'

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio in Colombia to push for delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week MORE (R-Fla.) on Sunday said that Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenVirginia can be better than this Harris off to best start among Dems in race, say strategists, donors Virginia scandals pit Democrats against themselves and their message 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 ConyersDemocrats seek cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill Virginia scandals pit Democrats against themselves and their message Women's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) have all faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Joe Kennedy introduces resolution rejecting Trump’s transgender military ban Overnight Defense: Gillibrand offers bill to let transgender troops serve | Pentagon ready to protect US personnel in Venezuela | Dems revive fight with Trump over Saudis MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenate Dems introduce bill to prevent Trump from using disaster funds to build wall Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up Sherrod Brown pushes for Medicare buy-in proposal in place of 'Medicare for all' MORE (D-N.Y.) earlier this month introduced legislation that would overhaul policies to report sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.