Ben Cardin Dodges on Whether Franken Should Resign

‘I think this issue is going to be resolved in the next 24 hours’

BLITZER: "More than 30 of your democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate have now called on Minnesota senator Al Franken to step down after more allegations of sexual harassment. Do you believe senator Franken should resign?"
CARDIN: "Well, first, let me say this is a very serious issue. He’s acknowledged that his conduct was very serious. There have been additional allegations made, some of which he has denied. Senator Franken’s going to speak to this within the next 24 hours. I think we should hear what we has to say and then I will make our judgement and I think he’ll make his judgement on how to proceed."
BLITZER: " Chuck Schumer, the Senate democratic leader, just came out and called on Franken to resign like so many other Democrats. What I’m hearing from you, senator, you’re reluctant to follow their lead."
CARDIN: "Well, I think this issue is going to be resolved in the next 24 hours."
BLITZER: "You’ll just wait and see what he says tomorrow. All right, senator, thanks so much for joining us."

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