Klobuchar: I'm 'Confident' Franken Will Make The Right Decision Thursday

Violet Powell
December 7, 2017

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The calls for Franken to resign come after a seventh woman publicly accused him of sexual misconduct.

Sen. Al Franken's office has announced that the Democratic senator will make an announcement Thursday amid calls for his resignation.

"I'm shocked and appalled by Senator Franken's behavior", wrote Sen.

Wyden wrote it was the "right thing to do given this series of serious allegations" while Merkley said a resignation would be in the "best interest of our country". The almost simultaneous clamor for the two-term senator to quit comes a day after Michigan Rep. John Conyers, another Democrat, announced his resignation.

"As has been reported, he will be making an announcement tomorrow morning", Klobuchar state director Ben Hill said in statement.

That's the word from the Democrat's office on Wednesday.

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Al Franken, who has been accused of groping and forcibly kissing a number of women.

The Democratic senator is among a growing list of politicians, entertainers and news media figures facing a wide range of allegations involving sexual misdeeds. Al Franken to step down.

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Sen.

Franken, as a senator, has been a champion of privacy rights and protecting battered women from being stalked via their smart devices.

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Franken has said he is "ashamed" by the allegations, but has not admitted to knowingly behaving badly, and apologized to the women who have felt disrespected by his behavior.

The quick statements suggested coordination from the senators, and heightened the pressure on Franken to leave the Senate.

She says she ducked to avoid his lips. When he tried to kiss her, he told her, "It's my right as an entertainer", she said. Franken released a statement categorically denying the accusation.

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