Heinrich, Udall call on Franken to resign

Heinrich, Udall call on Franken to resign

Heinrich, Udall call on Franken to resign

At least ten Democratic senators have called on Sen. Al Franken's fellow senator representing Minnesota, stopped short of calling for Franken to resign over mounting sexual misconduct allegations on Wednesday.

On Twitter, Sen. Claire McCaskill wrote simply: "Al Franken should resign".

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

The sudden cascade of opposition to Franken came the day after Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., ended his 52-year career in Congress over accusations he behaved inappropriately toward female aides. Elizabeth Warren remained silent as well as Franken's Minnesota colleague Sen. "And he should resign from the Senate", Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat, told reporters Wednesday. Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tom Carper of Delaware, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Gary Peters of MI and Sherrod Brown also called for Franken to step down. Sen.

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen.

Several Democratic senators called on Sen.

Sens. Claire McCaskill, Kamala Harris, Maggie Hassan, Kirsten Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Mazie Hirano, Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey, Joe Donnelly and Sherrod Brown each said Franken should resign.

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Rhode Island's senators issued statements Wednesday.

Two other women have alleged to media outlets that Franken groped them but have requested anonymity.

Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

"The latest allegation adds to a very disturbing list of allegations against Senator Franken".

The woman, who was not identified by name, said Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings. The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken's lips, according to Politico.

Franken insists that he doesn't remember meeting the five women who have accused him of groping them during photo ops, and said that he has a different recollection of a 2006 incident with Leeann Tweeden, a California radio-news anchor, who says Franken forcibly kissed her.

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