Senate Democrats call on Franken to resign

Frederick Owens
December 7, 2017

In a growing tweet storm, Democratic senators were calling Wednesday (Dec. 6) for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken to "step aside and let's move on". Al Franken to resign following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

The allegations against Franken began in mid-November when Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".

The Minnesota Democrat's office said he would make an announcement Thursday, but did not specify the subject.

They are the first Democratic senators to publicly call for Franken to step down since the allegations made by several women surfaced.

More than a dozen Senate Democrats, led by female lawmakers, have called on Franken to step aside.

"I do not feel that he should continue to serve", said New York's Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen".

"Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside", Hirono wrote on Twitter.

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Similar to other accusers' stories, Ms. Dupuy says Mr. Franken squeezed her buttocks while taking the picture. I applaud these women who come forward.

The calls for Franken to resign come one day after Democratic Rep. John Conyers of MI announced he would retire immediately.

Two other women have alleged to media outlets that Franken groped them but have requested anonymity. We are now at a crossroads in American culture.

The woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, said Franken pursued her as she left the station. Mazie Hirono said of Franken in a statement.

In this latest accusation, Politico says that two former colleagues of the woman independently corroborated her version of events, including Franken telling her he had the right to try to kiss her because he was "an entertainer".

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Sen.

Franken has apologized for his behavior but he has disputed some of the allegations.

"Senator Klobuchar personally spoke with Senator Franken this morning".

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