Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Harris Among Democratic Senators Urging Al Franken To Resign

Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced his resignation after being accused by eight women of inappropriate conduct Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced his resignation after being accused by eight women of inappropriate conduct
Dexter Carr | 07 December, 2017, 01:52

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said Wednesday that his Democratic colleague Sen.

She was among at least a half dozen female Democratic senators simultaneously tweeting or putting out statements calling for Franken to step down.

The calls came as another woman accused Franken of sexual misconduct in an account to Politico.

"Initially this was part of a Senate Ethics Committee".

Following the wave of calls for his resignation, Franken's office said Wednesday afternoon that the senator will make an announcement on Thursday, though Franken's office did not specify the topic of the announcement.

Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton said on "Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC on Tuesday that he thought Frankin should step down".

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., did not immediately comment, but Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was among those calling for Franken to step aside.

According to CNN reporter Manu Raju, there was no indication yet what Franken will say.

President Trump is credibly accused of bad behavior by 19 women
President Trump is credibly accused of bad behavior by 19 women

"It shrunk me. It's like I was no longer a person, only ornamental", Ms. Dupuy wrote in her article.

The group of seven women senators made their statements in unison on Wednesday morning, although not all of the female Senate Democrats joined them. We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women.

"I have been shocked and disappointed to learn over the last few weeks that a colleague I am fond of personally has engaged in behavior toward women that is unacceptable", Ms. Gillibrand said. She saw Mr. Franken, Minnesota Democrat, at the party and asked for a photo.

"I believe it is best for Senator Franken to resign", she wrote on Twitter. Later, other women said the senator groped their buttocks during photo opportunities, when he was either campaigning or in office.

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

Franken denied the allegations from his former aide and called them "categorically not true". Could it be because they have been supporting alleged child molester Roy Moore and are led by President Donald Trump, a man who has faced his own multiple allegations of sexual misconduct?

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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