Sen. Al Franken
Anticipated to Resign
Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations (Reside Stream)
12/7/2017 eight:20 AM PST
Senator Al Franken is about to announce his long run within the Senate, and all indicators place to a resignation.
A brand new accuser arrived ahead Wednesday — having the depend to at minimal 7 — declaring Franken tried forcibly kissing her in 2006, introducing he allegedly talked about, “It may be my proper as an entertainer.”
Franken denied essentially the most present allegation, however that did not stop the drumbeat for his resignation. At minimal 39 Senators have recognized as for his exit.
The Franken accusations began with radio host Leeann Tweeden publishing a photograph displaying he groped her and likewise sexually harassed her all via a USO trip in ’06.
Extra accusers arrived ahead, declaring all the pieces from unwelcome groping to tries of forcible kissing. Franken apologized time and as soon as once more, however that plainly wasn’t satisfactory.