Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Resign! Seven Women Democrat Senators Turn on Al Franken

Resign! Seven Women Democrat Senators Turn on Al Franken

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.

At least nine Senate members on Wednesday said in quick succession over Twitter that the Minnesota Democrat should step down amid a growing list of sexual misconduct accusations. Maggie Hassan (D - New Hampshire) and Patty Murray (D - Washington) also said the Minnesota senator should step aside.

Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders have joined a number of other USA senators to call for Minnesota Democratic Sen.

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

Franken has agreed to cooperate with the Senate Ethics Committee investigation into his behavior.

Franken has said he is "ashamed" by the allegations, but has not admitted to knowingly behaving badly, and apologized to the women who have felt disrespected by his behavior.

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She said she was gathering her belongings to follow her boss out of the room, the Politico report continued, and she turned around to find Franken in her face. We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women.

Franken, the second-term senator who was accused last month by Los Angeles radio personality LeeAnn Tweeden of groping her during a 2006 USO tour, has since been rocked with claims from women who say he grabbed their butts or breasts while posing for photos at events including the Minnesota State Fair.

"While it's true that (Franken's) behavior is not the same as the criminal conduct alleged against Roy Moore, or Harvey Weinstein, or President Trump, it is still unquestionably wrong, and should not be tolerated by those of us who are privileged to work in public service", she wrote. Franken released a statement categorically denying the accusation.

In his statement regarding Franken, Sanders said: "The right thing is for him to resign".

"Senator Klobuchar personally spoke with Senator Franken this morning. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation".

Franken describe behavior that can not be tolerated.

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