Another woman has come forward to accuse Senator Al Franken of inappropriate sexual behavior as calls for his resignation are swirling, even among fellow Democrats.
Franken will be making a major announcement tomorrow, which some believe will be his resignation.
According to Mediaite:
“A seventh woman has come forward today to accuse Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct, alleging the Minnesota lawmaker tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006.
As reported by Politico, a former Democratic congressional aide claims the incident took place after one of Franken’s radio shows before he was a senator.
“He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me. 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. I was really startled by it and I just sort of booked it towards the door and he said, ‘It’s my right as an entertainer,’” said the woman.
Unlike in other accusations involving Franken where he has apologized, he is vehemently denying these claims and has implied the woman is a liar.”
After the latest accusation, nearly 20 of Franken’s peers say it’s time for him to go.
According to reports:
“SIXTEEN senators on Wednesday called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign, in a jaw-dropping avalanche of statements addressing the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the Minnesota senator.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand kicked things off, publishing a post on Facebook aptly titled “Senator Franken Should Step Aside” (read here).
Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington, Kamala Harris of California, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Maria Cantwell of Washington, and Dick Durbin of Illinois all followed suit.”