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Sen. Al Franken attends a hearing in the Capitol building
Sen. Al Franken attends a hearing in the Capitol building

07 December, 2017

Several senators including Claire McCaskill are calling on fellow Democratic Sen.

Franken's support in the Senate crumbled after another woman emerged saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006, bringing to seven the number of women accusing him of sexual impropriety. He's repeatedly promised to "cooperate completely" with any investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee into his past behavior.

Franken's office said in a brief statement that he will have an announcement on Thursday, details to come.

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

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen".

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"Senator Franken needs to step down and we all need to do more to make clear that sexual harassment and assault are unacceptable", Heinrich said. The wave of allegations began with Leeann Tweeden, who said that Franken aggressively kissed her while they were overseas entertaining the troops and groped her in her sleep. The first said she was told of the incident soon afterward.

At least six women - three named and three unnamed - have accused Franken of inappropriately touching them.

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Patty Murray, Claire McCaskill and Maggie Hassan all issued their demands for Franken to resign on Wednesday morning. We are now at a crossroads in American culture. Jones is running against Republican Roy Moore, who faces multiple accusations of pursuing romantic relationships with teenage women when he was in his 30s, including one who said he touched her sexually when she was 14. So, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on Senator Franken's behavior.

Last month, Los Angeles anchor and model Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of trying to kiss her and groping her breasts while she slept during a USO tour. 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. Franken released a statement categorically denying the accusation.

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

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