Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer said Sen. Al Franken shouldn't have resigned, saying that while he's a “creep,” the facts in his case are “different” from Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and ex-Rep. John Conyers.
Multiple women have accused Franken of groping or forcibly kissing them before and after he was elected senator from Minnesota.
Franken vowed to remain in office after the first allegations hit.
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., retired this week following mounting allegations of sexual harassment from people who worked with him.
President Trump endorsed Roy Moore earlier this week, saying “we need his vote” in the Senate and insisting that the sexual misconduct allegations against him are unproven.
Franken should not have resigned. His fate should have been left 2the people of MN. Moore, who had sexual contact w a 14-yr old, should drop out. Conyers, who hit on his employees, should have resigned. Franken is a creep who acted inappropriatly, but his facts are different.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 7, 2017