Sen. Al Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation

07 Décembre, 2017, 01:52 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Leeann Tweeden is seen here during a press conference

Mr. Brown joins a growing number of his female Democratic colleagues to request the investigation, and was one of two male senators to do so, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said he expected Franken to resign at that time.

In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and midconduct levied against Sen.

The calls come as a seventh woman is accusing Franken of harassment, telling a news outlet that he tried to forcibly kiss her three years before he took office. I am concerned that even a prompt Ethics Committee investigation and recommendations will not come soon enough.

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

The developments reached as far as Alabama, where Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones also called on Franken to resign. "While he's entitled to an Ethics Committee hearing, I believe he should step aside to let someone else serve".

"I'm shocked and appalled by Sen". Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her - this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

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"It shrunk me. It's like I was no longer a person, only ornamental", Ms. Dupuy wrote in her article.

"Senator Klobuchar personally spoke with Senator Franken this morning". Lindsay Graham and others, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, said, "We must do more as a Congress and as a nation to protect our places of employment and ensure men and women can pursue their careers and their opportunities safely". We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women.

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. She saw Mr. Franken, Minnesota Democrat, at the party and asked for a photo.

"This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous", Franken said.

Hassan wrote that Franken "has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women".

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Sen.

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