October 28th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin calls for Stevens to resign

Palin says Stevens should step aside.
Palin says Stevens should step aside.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin said Tuesday Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens should resign his Senate seat, in a statement released hours after John McCain made a similar declaration.

The comments come a day after Palin would not say what she thought the best course of action for the recently convicted senator should be.

"After being found guilty on seven felony counts, I had hoped Senator Stevens would take the opportunity to do the statesman-like thing and erase the cloud that is covering his Senate seat," she said in the statement. "He has not done so. Alaskans are grateful for his decades of public service but the time has come for him to step aside. Even if elected on Tuesday, Senator Stevens should step aside to allow a special election to give Alaskans a real choice of who will serve them in Congress."

soundoff (356 Responses)
  1. Sandy

    Who wants to bet that Palin will appoint herself as Senator?

    October 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. HUFFINGTON POST

    Palin should call on herself to resign for being found guilty of ethics violations & violating the people's trust. Is there no end to the hypocracy of this liar with a microphone? Sarah Palin is bad actress at best.

    October 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. M.

    Are comments being evaluted or something? Hmmm, I am curious that if this is that a person can not say their opinion or something?

    October 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Gayle

    I think they call it the pot call the kettle black. She really needs to sit her but down somewhere. Oh I forget she will be after Nov 4th.

    October 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. DEBBIE

    HEY MAVERICK YOUR NEXT

    OBAMA/08

    October 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Sarah Palin is a Lousy Mother and Grandmother to be!

    Her posturing is sickening!

    October 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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