Six Female Democratic Senators Call on Al Franken to Resign

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Morgan Chalfant, reporter for The Hill, weighs in on allegations against the embattled Democratic senator from Minnesota.

"Sen. Al Franken should step down", he wrote. "It's long past time that all Senate Democrats believed women, stood with survivors and joined the call for Senator Franken to resign", said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the group.

Al Franken to resign Wednesday, after multiple women came forward alleging sexual misconduct.

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.

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.

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Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton said on "Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC on Tuesday that he thought Frankin should step down". More than a half dozen female Democratic senators and some men called on him to resign. It seems to me now that we're at a point that it would be best for the country and what would be best for his constituents is for Sen. "He has to step aside". I applaud these women who come forward.

Pressure has been mounting on Franken to resign from office as the number of women accusing the lawmaker of groping them grows. We are now at a crossroads in American culture.

"I want to hear what they say and I think this society is finally willing to address this bad problem", Mr. Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tom Carper of Delaware, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Gary Peters of MI and Sherrod Brown also called for Franken to step down. Sen.

A photo from that tour shows Franken with his hands hovering over her clothed breasts as he mugs for the camera. "Franken, Rep. Conyers and others", Jones said. Franken denied the allegation telling Politico in a statement: "This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous". The alleged incident happened two years before he was first elected to the Senate.

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

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