Bernie Sanders Avoids Saying Whether or Not Al Franken Should Resign

Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on CNN this morning to talk about the Republican tax plan, but Jake Tapper also asked him about colleague Al Franken.

Franken has faced a lot of heat after Leeann Tweeden came forward and said Franken kissed and groped her. Franken apologized and said he’ll cooperate with a Senate ethics investigation.

Sanders said a few days ago he supports such an investigation, but on CNN this morning, Tapper asked him, “Do you think that Al Franken should resign?”

“I think that’s a decision for Al Franken and the people of the state of Minnesota,” Sanders responded. “My understanding is that Al is a very popular senator. People in Minnesota think that he is doing a good job, and his future will rest with the people of Minnesota.”

Sanders also weighed in on the renewed focus on Bill Clinton, saying “our goal is to go forward” not backward.

Watch above, via CNN.

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