Twelve of Senator Al Franken’s congressional colleagues came forward on Wednesday, urging the legislator from Minnesota to resign after multiple women accused the liberal lawmaker of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.
Among the Democratic Senators are Maggie Hassan, Claire McCaskill, Kirsten Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Mazie Hirono, Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey, and possible 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris all called on Franken to voluntarily step-down from his position.
“Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down,” said Sen. Harris.
“It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign,” Hassan tweeted.
The avalanche of liberal Senators urging Franken to resign comes as yet another accuser comes forward, saying the former comedian “forcibly kissed her” back in 2006, two-years before being sworn into office.
Franken categorically denies the recent allegation, saying “This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation.”