Elizabeth Warren Dodges Question On Whether Al Franken Should Resign Over Harassment Allegations


On Monday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared on The Late Show and was asked about what should happen to her colleague Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who has been dogged with sexual harassment accusations.

During her second segment of her interview, Stephen Colbert brought up the national conversation of sexual harassment and how Franken, who he said he “long admired” both as a comedian and as a politician, was swept up in recent allegations.

“People are calling on Al Franken to step down, do you think he should?” Colbert asked.

Despite give a very lengthy response, she didn’t exactly answer the question.

“I was just enormously disappointed about this,” Warren began. “I knew Sen. Franken long before he was Sen. Franken and his wife Franni. These allegations are serious, and women have a right to be heard and listened to on this. Al is going to be subjected to a hearing in the United States Senate and an investigation. We have had, for a long time now in the Senate, long before I got there, a bipartisan ethics committee that meets on a regular basis, and he’s going to go in and answer.”

She then went on to address the culture of “famous men” as a whole without circling back to his question.

Colbert then moved on to her position on GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and whether or not he should be expelled if he were elected.

“We’re not there yet,” she responded. “We’re still pre-election and I think we have a really good candidate on the Democratic side and the people of Alabama need to get out there an I hope they support that Democratic candidate.”

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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