Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said on Thursday that he “felt the process should’ve proceeded" before Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced his resignation amid a sexual misconduct controversy.
Following Franken’s Senate floor speech, where he declared he would be resigning in the coming weeks, Manchin told Politico he disagreed with the senator’s decision.
“You know, I just felt the process should’ve proceeded.
Eight women have come forward accusing Franken of sexual misconduct and many Democratic senators had called for Franken to step aside this week.
“It's about the people of Minnesota,” Franken said.