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Franken Office Says He'll Make Announcement Thursday Amid Mounting Calls to Resign

Franken Office Says He'll Make Announcement Thursday Amid Mounting Calls to Resign

In a growing tweet storm, Democratic senators were calling Wednesday (Dec. 6) for the resignation of Sen.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the two join a number of their male colleagues and 10 female senators who are publicly calling for Franken's resignation in the wake of another allegation of sexual misconduct.

A group of Senate Democratic women came out almost simultaneously on Wednesday to call for the resignation of Minnesota Sen. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down. Several Democratic men in the Senate also called on Franken to resign.

"I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow", Sen.

The senator is under investigation by the Ethics Committee, an investigation he supported himself, and under pressure to step down-which he has resisted-particularly after Sen.

"The latest allegation adds to a very disturbing list of allegations against Senator Franken".

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"A big part of the national conversation we're having on sexual assault involves listening carefully and with respect to woman".

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

"Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere", Harris wrote. The unnamed woman told Politico that Franken attempted to force himself on her.

Franken has been accused of inappropriate behavior by seven women, the most recent being a former Congressional aide who told Politico that he tried to forcibly kiss her after the taping of Franken's Air America radio show in 2006, four years before his election to the Senate. It should have. Members of Congress, members of the Senate should not be treated differently than people in this country.

Several other allegations have followed, including a woman who says that Franken put his hand on her buttocks during a picture pose at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010. "For me, I think it's time for my friend to resign". "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".


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