Sen. Al Franken envisions to make an “announcement” Thursday as his Democratic colleagues urge him to resign.
Franken’s branch announced the event on Wednesday but did not immediately give any more details. Thursday’s pronouncement will follow the latest in a string of sexual misconduct allegations against the Minnesota Democrat, which arose Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, Politico reported that a one-time Democratic congressional aide is accusing the Minnesota Democrat of forcibly irksome to kiss her 11 years ago. In a statement before the calls for his resignation started, Franken renounced the accusation.
In a flurry of statements Wednesday, more than 20 Popular senators called for Franken to step down. Female Democratic senators, tabulating Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, started the avalanche of call ons for Franken to leave the Senate.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez also tweeted that Franken should passage down.
Franken, 66, a former “Saturday Night Live” man of letters and performer, is serving his second term in the Senate.
Franken is among multiple colleagues of Congress who have faced harassment accusations recently. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., moved down Tuesday after more than 50 years in Congress keep up with former staffers’ allegations of misconduct.
The push for Franken’s resignation also get possession of as ex-judge Roy Moore runs for Senate in Alabama amid allegations of sexy misconduct with teenagers when he was in his 30s, decades ago.