Democratic Women in Senate Call on Al Franken to Resign

Al Franken

When yet another woman came forward accusing Franken of misconduct on Wednesday, several Democratic women in the Senate demanded he resign. He has said he will cooperate with an ongoing investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee.

Franken has announced that he will make a statement tomorrow but, thus far, he has denied calls to resign.

Franken's announcement comes on the heels of more than two dozen key Democratic lawmakers who have called for his resignation.

Gillibrand was the first to call for Franken's resignation on Wednesday, but a torrent of Democrats quickly followed.

Some senators implied that they believed Franken would resign.

"I've struggled with this decision because he's been a good Senator and I consider him a friend", Hawaii Sen.

Similar to other accusers' stories, Ms. Dupuy says Mr. Franken squeezed her buttocks while taking the picture. A former Democratic congressional aide alleges Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, before he became a USA senator.

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A liberal columnist accused Sen.

"When you're faced with a situation like the Democratic Party faces right now, then you have to act swiftly and make it known to the public that this is not acceptable", said Nina Turner, president of the liberal group Our Revolution.

A Democratic source says that Sen. "We are experiencing a sea change in our culture that is long overdue, and we must continue working to empower all women and do everything we can to prevent sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault".

Jones has criticized his Republican opponent Roy Moore over allegations by several women that Moore pursued them romantically or sexually when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s and an assistant prosecutor in Etowah County.

CNN has not verified the accusations in the Politico report.

He was first accused last month by sports broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden of forcibly kissing her, and touching her without consent as she slept, during a 2006 tour entertaining United States troops deployed in Afghanistan.

A special election would be scheduled for November 2018 - and the victor would remain in the Senate for the remainder of what was Franken's term.

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