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Several Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

Several Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

Sen. Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is cratering as a host of female Democratic senators Wednesday called upon him to resign.

A woman is accusing Sen.

When she fled the room, Franken told her, "It's my right as an entertainer".

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.

The aide, whose name POLITICO is withholding to protect her identity, said Franken (D-Minn.) pursued her after her boss had left the studio.

Another woman has accused Sen.

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"Enough is enough. The women who have come forward are courageous and I believe them". "It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like 'Wait, what is happening?' But I knew whatever was happening was not right and I ducked", the aide told Politico. Franken, she said, pulled her close when her husband offered to snap a cell phone photo of them, and "as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", Menz said.

The Minnesota Democrat is facing a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into previous claims by several other women that he groped or sought to forcibly kiss them.

Moments later, McCaskill tweeted, "Al Franken should resign", while Hassan tweeted, "It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women".

If you've been keeping track, this is the seventh woman who's come forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against Franken in less than a month.

In a statement sent Wednesday to the Star Tribune, Franken called this allegation "categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous". The Senate Ethics Committee announced in a statement November 30 that it had opened a preliminary inquiry into Franken's alleged misconduct.

Mr. Franken, a Democrat of Minnesota, has apologized for his behavior, but the senators said his admissions are not enough.


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