WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), released the following statement in response to Senator Al Franken’s announcement that he would resign in the coming weeks.
“Senator Franken has done what Americans expect from their public servants – he put his constituents, the people he was elected to serve, first. I took the allegations against Senator Franken very seriously. As he said, ‘all women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously.’ The women of this country deserve to be heard – not only those who garner spotlights and headlines, but all women. All women deserve respect. I hope that other men who have acted inappropriately against women, some in elected office and others hoping to be there some day, will take heed of Senator Franken’s actions and also take responsibility for their own transgressions.”