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. Steve/ Houston,TX

    So who is going to call Sarah Palin for her to resign?

    October 28, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. Spencer/VIRGINIA

    Is she fgoing to resign as well? ABUSE OF POWER

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. Lee from FL

    Americans call on Sarah Palin to also resign

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Punish the incumbent party (Republicans)

    I cannot stand this woman!

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Tracey

    why didn't she say that yesterday, when asked? She should have not even stepped in! What a loser!

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Steve/ Houston,TX

    Palin could not tell what she would recommend for the best course of action because the McCain camp had not told her what the best course of action should be. She had to what on the fax to get to her from the McCain camp. In other words, Palin not allowed to think for self!

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. Gary Chandler in Canada

    What about the 1/2 million dollar Palin house that was built "with the help of contractor buddies'???

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. vahe

    palin should resign first

    October 28, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. Will, NJ

    Could we be expecting the same from Governor Palin?

    October 28, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. Mike

    So does this mean that if Palin is found guilty in the troopergate investigation that she will step down?

    October 28, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  11. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    Yesterday she gave no comment when she was asked if SHE thought Stevens should resign; she had to wait for McCain to TELL her what to say, but considering how often she's been "off topic" on her talking points, she could have given her opinion, if she had one, when initially asked. I am so glad I already voted for the ticket where both candidates have useable, operative brains.
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12 YES WE CAN!!!

    October 28, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  12. Bruce

    will she do the same when troopergate and the information on her and hubby's dealing on their house comes to light?

    October 28, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. No Palin No Way

    I can't wait for someone to give a similar speech to her.

    October 28, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  14. Republican for Obama

    This is funny coming from someone who was found to have abused her authority. Duh!!!! Troopergate and lying on expense vouchers about her kids travel!!!!! Also, I hear that she has a home that received some questionable renovations also. Wonder if she will step down also once this is investigated.

    October 28, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. theogracias

    You first, you were found to have abused your power before Stevens was found guilty. Walk the walk big mouth, we want to be rid of you.

    October 28, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. deb in Colo

    Geez! Took her long enough. She couldn't have said this yesterday getting on that plane??

    October 28, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Irma in North Carolina

    Sarah I think both you and John should step aside. Your rallys have been nothing but hate rallys and all your attacks are nothing but vicious and hate ful.

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  18. witch

    So Gov Palin are you going to step down because you were found guilty of abusing your power? That would be something a person of honor or Pro American would do. How about that?

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Veterans 4 Obama

    Hey Sarah Palin, it looks like there will be a senate seat open for your state. Please just go home and think about running for that, and leave our country alone. You know you want to along with your husband Todd!

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  20. Adam

    POT Meet Kettle...its black

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  21. Claire

    Palin voting democratic . . . come on the irony is great!

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. Scott NYC Independent

    Now lets go after all the corruption. Troopergate should be made open to the public so we can see how honest and fair that investigation is going. Also, what about the Navy cover up of the fatal accident at the gates of the Virgina navel base in 1964. Did he kill someone and then have it covered up – the people would like to know.

    October 28, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. Democrat 4 Life

    You should Pale-in to resign

    October 28, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    Is Palin going to resign to for here ethics violation as well?

    October 28, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. Dennis

    So when will she resign???

    October 28, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15