Democrats Are Calling for Al Franken to Resign

Democrats Are Calling for Al Franken to Resign

Democrats Are Calling for Al Franken to Resign

Morgan Chalfant, reporter for The Hill, weighs in on allegations against the embattled Democratic senator from Minnesota. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said he expected Franken to resign at that time. Al Franken, demanding that he resign from his position after another woman accused him of inappropriate behavior.

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.

The senator is facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by other women that he groped them.

After that post, a flood of messages from her female Democratic colleagues were shared shortly afterward via email and on social media calling for Franken to do the same, and Franken responded by saying that he would make an announcement Thursday.

"Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside", Hirono (D-Hawaii) agreed on Twitter". Dick Durbin of IL - the Democratic whip - also called on Franken to resign just before 1 p.m. ET.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen".

"I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow", Sen. I applaud these women who come forward.

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Patty Murray, Claire McCaskill and Maggie Hassan all issued their demands for Franken to resign on Wednesday morning.

Democrats Are Calling for Al Franken to Resign
Democrats Are Calling for Al Franken to Resign

The senator denied the allegation in a statement to Politico. "Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party".

"I want to hear what they say and I think this society is finally willing to address this awful problem", Mr.

If Franken resigns, Dayton would appoint someone to fill the seat.

The woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, said Franken pursued her as she left the station.

Franken, in a statement, said the idea he would claim such conduct as a right as an entertainer was "preposterous".

If you've been keeping track, this is the seventh woman who's come forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against Franken in less than a month.

Franken, as a senator, has been a champion of privacy rights and protecting battered women from being stalked via their smart devices.

For his part, Franken has apologized for the earlier incidents, but has shown no signs of plans to give up his seat.

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