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07 December 2017, 01:51 | Terri Saunders
Several senators including Claire McCaskill are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday joined an avalanche of Democratic senators calling for him to step down.
A group of Senate Democratic women came out almost simultaneously on Wednesday to call for the resignation of Minnesota Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). Also, Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perezsaid Franken should step down.
Reed says the accumulating accusations and acknowledgment that inappropriate behavior took place "cannot be countenanced".
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told CNN that "it would be best for the Senate" if Franken "followed the advice of his Democratic colleagues", and Sen. It was time to call on him to step aside.
The senator is facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by other women that he groped them.
Franken called the allegation "categorically not true". Al Franken to resign on Wednesday.
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"We believe women. We believe the now seven women who have accused Senator Franken of sexual assault and harassment". Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct with them when they were teens, including one who said Moore molested her when she was 14. The woman, a former Democratic congressional aide, said that Franken attempted to forcibly kiss her after after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a senator.
Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. "For me, I think it's time for my friend to resign".
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".
Franken's office tweeted the following, without elaboration.
Franken describe behavior that can not be tolerated.
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