U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says he’s confident Al Franken will “do the right thing and step aside” because of sexual harassment allegations, which includes a video of the former comedian turned Democratic politician copping a feel of a sleeping woman.
Bennet’s timing was anything but bold — three weeks after the first accusations went public and only after Franken said he would announce his intentions Thursday and as the media reported Franken intended to resign.
Sexual harassment and misconduct are never acceptable. I understand Senator Franken will make an announcement tomorrow morning, and I’m confident he’ll do the right thing and step aside.
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) December 6, 2017
By waiting until rumors began swirling that Franken would resigning is not taking the moral high ground. It’s actually called pilling on when the deed is pretty much done.
We can’t say we’re disappointed with Bennet, because it’s pretty much what we’ve come to expect of him.