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Democrats call on Franken to resign amid the latest allegation
The senator’s office says the Minnesota legislature will be declared an announcement tomorrow, Mike Emanuel, on the ‘Special Report.’
Minnesota Democratic sen. Al Franken plans to hold a speech from the Senate shortly before noon on Thursday, amid speculation over the question of whether he accepts mounting calls from colleagues to resign over sexual misconduct allegations.
Minnesota Public Radio reported late Wednesday that he would resign, if francs the office, not to say pushed back, it was a done deal.
His office issued a tweet on Thursday morning said only that he would give a floor talk at 11:45 PM ET.
Senator Franken is scheduled to make a speech from the Senate at 11:45 AM ET.
— Sen. Al Franken (@Mustard Francs) 7. December 2017
To determine if Franken steps down, is it up to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a successor.
Several sources have reported that the most likely candidate could be the Democratic Lt. Gov., Tina Smith, a close ally of the Franks. No successor when he steps down, would serve to determine until a special election takes place in the year 2018, fill in the last two years, the Swiss franc-term.
On Wednesday, the Swiss franc, a tidal wave of resignation calls from members of his own party face.
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By mid-afternoon, 23 of them him way wanted.
“Enough is enough”, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Gillibrand sentiment was echoed by Sens. Kamila Harris of California, Marie Hirono from Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and Maria Cantwell of Washington, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
“Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed, by anyone, and should not occur anywhere. I think the best thing to do is for Senator Franken to step down,” Harris, D-Calif., said.
Hassan, D-N. H., tweeted, “It is clear that Al Franken has in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior towards women. He should resign.”
Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, weighed in.
“Now it seems that Senator Franken has lost, has said the support of his colleagues, and especially his voters,” McConnell.
“I don’t think he’s added effectively, the people of Minnesota to serve in the U.S. Senate,” he said.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, the largest newspaper in Franken’s home state, called for his immediate resignation late Wednesday. You questioned his ability to “function effectively lose” to “the trust of so many colleagues.
“If this wrote to a real turning point in our culture, it will have a real and lasting impact on the behavior that should never have been accepted,” the editorial Board. “The fact that these incidents came so late, the life in Swiss francs he should all the more accountable. Instead, he has mostly hollow excuses, which do not recognise what is happening.”
Swiss francs political career is in danger, because California, radio station Leeann Tweeden posted a blog detailing how he kissed, groped you without your consent in the year 2006. She also tweeted a picture shows a grinning Swiss francs, stood over her while she sleeps, his hands on her Breasts.
Franc has emerged since apologized, but also other statements from seven other women, since Tweeden claims.
The last was a woman who claimed she was groped on a media-Affairs of the party during the first Obama inauguration.
Before that, another woman accused francs, tried forcibly to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.
The woman, speaking Politically, claims franc followed her, after her boss had left, and she collected her things. The woman was in her 20s at the time.
The Prosecutor that was not the case, said franc tried to kiss her, but she ducked.
Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, who was a host on the now-defunct “Air America” radio network at the time, allegedly followed her to say it was his “right as an artist.”
“He was between me and the door, and he came up to me, to kiss me,” she said Politically. “It was very fast and I think, to work my brain had to be really hard, like” Wait, what happened?’ But I knew that what happened was not right and I ducked.”
Franc has vigorously these allegations are denied.
The call for Franken to step down, a day after Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in the relaxation behavior after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
In Alabama, more women in the Senate, Republican candidate Roy Moore of the sexual misconduct have accused, if you are a teenager, including one that said she was harassed for 14, than Moore.
Moore denies the allegations.
President Trump – who has had several allegations of sexual harassment against himself, if she runs for President – has endorsed Moore.
The Republican National Committee is also supporting him.