Heinrich, Udall call on Franken to resign

Schumer to Franken It’s time to step down	 	 	 			Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is seen here speaking to CNN in early 2017

Seven women Democratic Senators turned on Sen.

Sen. Al Franken, his political career in shambles amid sexual misconduct allegations, lost the support of his Democratic colleagues Wednesday and faced new pressures to resign over what a fellow senator said was a "clear pattern" of abuse.

Roughly two dozen Democratic senators called on Franken to step aside by Wednesday afternoon, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "And I agree the time has come for Senator Franken to step aside".

"I've struggled with this decision because he's been a good Senator and I consider him a friend", Hawaii Sen.

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.

In calling for Franken to step down, Sen.

Franken apparently has not been in Minnesota since November 11, days earlier than allegations began to be reported a week before Thanksgiving. Al Franken resign from office. We are now at a crossroads in American culture.


The quick statements suggested coordination from the senators, and heightened the pressure on Franken to leave the Senate. "We should not have to be explaining the gradations between sexual assault, harassment and unwelcome groping. I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, 'It's my right as an entertainer'".

The flurry of statements came at a pivotal moment in the country and the Congress.

The calls for Franken's resignation followed new allegations on Wednesday from a woman who claims Franken forcibly kissed her in 2006.

"I want to hear what they say and I think this society is finally willing to address this awful problem", Mr. "I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".

In this latest accusation, Politico says that two former colleagues of the woman independently corroborated her version of events, including Franken telling her he had the right to try to kiss her because he was "an entertainer".

If you've been keeping track, this is the seventh woman who's come forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against Franken in less than a month.

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