Flood Of Dem Female Senators Tell Franken To Resign

Flood Of Dem Female Senators Tell Franken To Resign

Flood Of Dem Female Senators Tell Franken To Resign

They were quickly joined by male senators Bob Casey (Pennsylvania), Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Joe Donnelly (Indiana). Ron Wyden (D-OR) also predicted that Franken would resign.

Gillibrand's post came as other Democratic senators called for Franken to step down, a list that by midday included more than a quarter of the chamber's minority conference: Patty Murray of Washington, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kamala Harris of California, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Ed Markey of MA and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania were among those issuing the same call.

The calls come as a seventh woman is accusing Franken of harassment, telling a news outlet that he tried to forcibly kiss her three years before he took office.

Franken plans to make an announcement Thursday. "I have spent a lot of time reflecting on Senator Franken's behavior". 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.

Congresswomen on Capitol Hill called Wednesday for Sen.

Similar to other accusers' stories, Ms. Dupuy says Mr. Franken squeezed her buttocks while taking the picture.

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. "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". Jones is running against Republican Roy Moore, who faces multiple accusations of pursuing romantic relationships with teenage women when he was in his 30s, including one who said he touched her sexually when she was 14. 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". Kemplin said Franken cupped her breast as they posed for a photo.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, Mazie Hirono, Maggie Hassan, Patty Murray, Kamala Harris, and Tammy Baldwin all released statements on Wednesday morning.

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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