Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer refused to answer questions regarding disgraced liberal legislator Al Franken over whether he made the right decision to resign following multiple sexual harassment allegations; dodging the question while speaking on late-night television.
The leading Democrat was speaking with comedian Stephen Colbert when he was asked to weigh-in on Franken’s recent resignation, pressed on whether it was “the right thing to do.”
“You lost one of the stars of the Democratic Party this year, one of the biggest fundraisers for the Democrats in Al Franken,” Colbert said.
“Yes,” said Schumer.
“Looking back on how that was handled, that Franken was asked to resign against his will, as you can tell from the speech he gave, before the ethics investigation was over,” Colbert added. “Do you feel now that that was the right thing to do?”
“Well, look, I am a strong believer in #metoo. Women have been abused, taken advantage of in so many different ways that I think that a strong stand in that regard is very important,” Schumer deflected. “You can look at each individual case -as you should- and people should get some protections, but I have a great deal of sympathy for the women who say this has gone on too long and we have to be really strong to fight it.”
Watch Schumer dodge the question above.