Buttigieg says he wouldn't have pushed Al Franken to quit when he did

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Monday he would not have called for then-Sen. Al Franken’s resignation in 2017 over sexual harassment allegations before having the opportunity to learn more about the claims.

The comment puts Buttigieg at odds with a number of his opponents in the Democratic primary, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was the first to issue the call, California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

“I think it was his decision to make, but I think the way we basically held him to a higher standard than the GOP does their people has been used against us,” Buttigieg said at a MSNBC town hall.

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