Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Resign! Seven Women Democrat Senators Turn on Al Franken

Resign! Seven Women Democrat Senators Turn on Al Franken

The official spoke to Franken and separately to Franken's staff.

Franken denied that specific allegation, but apologized more generally for episodes in which his behavior crossed the line.

The female Democratic senators began calling for Franken to resign the same day the Minnesota Democrat faced his seventh accusation of sexual misconduct.

"No final decision has been made and the senator is still talking with his family", the tweet read.

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Democrats can't afford to be hypocrites, Turner said, not after "the tide has turned" on how the public treats allegations of sexual harassment.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen". Franken and, as you know, he will be making an announcement about his future tomorrow morning. "I am confident he will make the right decision".

Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington state joined Gillibrand in pressing for Franken to quit.

A group of Senate Democratic women came out almost simultaneously on Wednesday to call for the resignation of Minnesota Sen. "They'd had enough. One more allegation was going to be it", said one senior aide, who was granted anonymity to describe private deliberations.

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Franken said then that he regretted such writings, and once in the Senate he cultivated a serious and policy-oriented image. Al Franken, who has been accused of groping and forcibly kissing a number of women.

CNN has not verified the accusations in the Politico report.

But with six other women now reportedly coming forward to accuse Franken of touching them inappropriately, and the issue of sexual harassment reverberating throughout Washington, a chorus of Democratic senators said it was time for him to go. As she left the room, Franken reportedly told her, "It's my right as an entertainer". "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".

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Al Franken appears to place his hands on model and radio host Leeann Tweeden's breasts in this photo released by Tweeden.

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