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Moulton, Hassan Call on Al Franken to Resign

Moulton, Hassan Call on Al Franken to Resign

Several Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington.

This comes just hours after the seventh woman came forward to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct.

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

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 dozen Senate Democrats, led by female lawmakers, have called on Franken to step aside. 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.

"Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside". The unnamed woman told Politico that Franken attempted to force himself on her.

The calls for Franken's resignation followed new allegations on Wednesday from a woman who claims Franken forcibly kissed her in 2006. I applaud these women who come forward.

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

Other Democratic women demanding Franken's resignation included Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.

If Franken resigns, Dayton would appoint someone to fill the seat. We are now at a crossroads in American culture.

"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.

Franken released a statement denying the incident.

Franken says in his statement that the idea he'd claim such behavior as a right as an entertainer is "preposterous". Fellow Democrats had previously been cautious and respected Mr. Franken's right to cooperate with an ethics probe. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday after many other women senators asked for the resignation.

After the first report, there were allegations that Franken grabbed women's buttocks as he took photos with them.

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