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Another Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct

07 December 2017, 01:53 | Rufus Hill

Al Franken resigns after sexual misconduct allegations pile up

Al Franken resigns from Senate over sex misconduct claims

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota's largest newspaper, called on Sen. Franken, who was re-elected handily in 2014, has become one of the leading progressive voices in the Senate, and a big fund-raiser given his high profile beyond Washington. Al Franken to resign following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Al Franken, who has been accused of groping and forcibly kissing a number of women.

The calls for Franken to resign are a shift from last week when Democratic senators dodged questions by noting that they wanted to wait for an Ethics Committee investigation into his actions.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Maggie Hassan, Mazie Hirono, Claire McCaskill, Kamala Harris, Tammy Baldwin and third-ranking Senate Democrat Patty Murray all called for his resignation within minutes of each other.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen".

Congresswomen on Capitol Hill called Wednesday for Sen. "Franken to step aside and let's move on", Jones told reporters.

She is the eight woman to accuse Mr. Franken of sexual misconduct, but one of the few to say the incident occurred while he was in the Senate.

At least six women - three named and three unnamed - have accused Franken of inappropriately touching them.

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. We are now at a crossroads in American culture. "For me, I think it's time for my friend to resign". 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.

Asked about Franken, Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn of Texas said he would "leave it up to [Democrats] to deal with members of their own party". 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". A fourth woman, an Army veteran, alleged Franken cupped her breast during a photo op on a USO tour in 2003.

Franken describe behavior that can not be tolerated.



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