As majority of Democratic senators make call for resignation, Franken plans announcement

As majority of Democratic senators make call for resignation, Franken plans announcement

After days tentative rebukes and a call for an ethics investigation, Democratic senators are beginning to call for Sen.

The accuser, who was not identified, said Franken tried to kiss her but that she ducked. Al Franken to resign in the wake of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Another woman has accused Sen.

The senator is under investigation by the Ethics Committee, an investigation he supported himself, and under pressure to step down-which he has resisted-particularly after Sen.

The Minnesota Democrat's office said he would make an announcement Thursday, but did not specify the subject.

In a movement led by the Senate's Democratic women, a surge of members said that Franken should leave Capitol Hill roughly three weeks after he was first accused of inappropriate behavior.

"I agree with my colleagues who have stepped forward today and called on Senator Franken to resign". It was time to call on him to step aside. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her - this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006. "Every workplace in America, including Congress, needs to have a strong process and accountability for sexual harassment claims, and I am working with others to address the broken and opaque system in Congress", she continued.

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"I believe it is best for Senator Franken to resign", she wrote on Twitter. He said he did not speak to Senator Franken but had his staff inform Senator Franken's staff.

"A big part of the national conversation we're having on sexual assault involves listening carefully and with respect to woman". "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 woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, said Franken pursued her as she left the station.

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.

Franken says in his statement that the idea he'd claim such behavior as a right as an entertainer is "preposterous". A fourth woman, an Army veteran, alleged Mr. Franken cupped her breast during a photo op on a USO tour in 2003. Franken and, as you know, he will be making an announcement about his future tomorrow morning.

Franken has apologized for his behavior but he has disputed some of the allegations.

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