Dem Rep. Robin Kelly Dodges on Whether Al Franken Should Step Down
TAPPER: Do you think Al Franken should resign?
KELLY: I think that’s up to the people of Minnesota. And I do think we need to have the ethics investigation first.
TAPPER: What do you think?
CAPUTO: I mean, he’s not up until 20. I just think there should be a fair standard applied to everyone. I think it’s outrageous that a sitting senator who is a grown man did this while on a USO tour with lots of other people around. I think he should be so ashamed and embarrassed.
He should resign.
CAPUTO: I think he is.
KELLY: He is.
CARPENTER: But I want (ph) to (ph) — he’s going to continue to be a senator I think he needs to have a public, you know, explanation and go through the interview process, go talk to that woman. But, yes, I think he should step down because I want standards reinforce for the places like the United States Senate.
CAPUTO: Like a special election?
CARPENTER: Yes. I want —
CARPENTER: I think the governor of Alabama should remove him from the race. I want standards.
CAPUTO: The people of Minnesota —
KELLY: It’s not just the Republican, Democrat or independent —
KELLY: It’s a problem if Hollywood, D.C. —
KELLY: — and in between, people that just go to work every day. It’s a problem for them too.
TAPPER: Thanks one and all for being here.