Several Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

Several Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

A woman is accusing Sen. He's repeatedly promised to "cooperate completely" with any investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee into his past behavior.

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) listens to the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice" on Capital Hill in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2017.

The aide, who has withheld her name, said that her boss had just left the room when Mr. Franken moved in to kiss her.

Other Franken accusers include radio personality Leeann Tweeden, who alleges the lawmaker - prior to his election in 2008 - forcibly kissed her and harassed her while he was working as a comedian.

Al Franken to resign in the wake of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Franken denied the accusation in a statement to Politico saying: "This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous".

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Six US Democratic senators have called on Senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He has been accused of inappropriately touching several women.

Mr Franken, a former Saturday Night Live comedian, has been accused of groping and sexually harassing seven women, including a USA military veteran. She also released a photo of Franken grinning and reaching for her chest, as if to grope her, while she slept on a military aircraft during the tour. A photo from that tour shows Franken with his hands hovering over her clothed breasts as he mugs for the camera.

Two other women have alleged to media outlets that Franken groped them but have requested anonymity.

The developments left Franken in an increasingly hard position; the Minnesota Senator has shrugged off calls for his resignation, offering up apologies to women who came forward with their stories.

For his part, Franken has apologized for the earlier incidents, but has shown no signs of plans to give up his seat.