Democratic Strategist Calls for Al Franken to Resign

WORLD Why Democrats should tell Al Franken to resign 21 Nov 2017 10:17am 5 minutes to read US Senator Al Franken

On Monday, a second woman claimed he touched her butt while taking a photo.

Then as her husband held up her phone and got ready to snap a photo of the two of them, Franken "pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear", Menz said.

A spokesman for Franken told The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Saturday that the senator was not going to resign, but the sexual assault claims have made him do "a lot of reflecting" on his actions.

Some had hoped Franken might make the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential list. I strongly condemn this behavior and the Senate Ethics Committee must open an investigation. "But what I heard today was very gross to me because he said if she felt disrespected, that he felt bad about that".

In a telling part of CNN's article, Menz says she would not have come forward if Tweeden had not done so first.

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I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people, and I certainly don't remember taking this picture.

She also says that she found a photo after returning home from the tour that shows Franken with his hands over her breasts and smiling.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Franken said he would welcome it.

The letter impart reads, "In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant". "I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself". Moore, unlike the others accused, has appeared to deny the allegations, although not without some equivocation. For the Senate to advocate Franken's removal would be hard politically, given the similar allegations swirling around President Trump, some of which are now in active litigation. "This is another example of why we need to change work environments and reporting practices across the nation, including in Congress".

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