Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation

Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation

Several Democratic senators called on Sen.

The accuser, who was not identified, said Franken tried to kiss her but that she ducked. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, to resign on Wednesday.

Franken has said he will cooperate with an ongoing investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee.

The calls for Franken to resign are a shift from last week when Democratic senators dodged questions by noting that they wanted to wait for an Ethics Committee investigation into his actions.

You can add DNC chair Tom Perez to the growing list, which also includes a growing number of Democrats in the Senate.

"I think it would be better for the country for him to offer that clear message that he values women, that we value women and that this kind of behavior is not acceptable", she said. "This morning I spoke with Sen".

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., did not immediately comment, but Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was among those calling for Franken to step aside.

"It's my right as an entertainer", she told Politico that he said.

The calls for Franken's resignation came as another woman came forward and accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Sen. To achieve lasting change, we will need to fight this everywhere on behalf of everyone by insisting on accountability and working to bring more women into leadership in each industry to fundamentally shift the culture.

If Franken resigns, Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton would pick his replacement, who would serve until a November 2018 special election to fill the final two years of Franken's term.

Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is collapsing as a host of female Democratic senators called upon him to quit. 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 senator is facing other allegations that he groped women. Could it be because they have been supporting alleged child molester Roy Moore and are led by President Donald Trump, a man who has faced his own multiple allegations of sexual misconduct?

Franken denied the latest allegation, according to Politico, though he has apologized for conduct he has conceded was inappropriate, saying he would have to rebuild the trust of his constituents.

Franken describe behavior that can not be tolerated.