Female Senators Push Fondlin' Franken To RESIGN

  • 2017-12-06
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Jordain Carney and Rebecca Savransky
Female Senators Push Fondlin' Franken To RESIGN
By Lorie Shaull (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Democratic senators came out in droves on Wednesday calling for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign in the wake of multiple charges of groping and improper sexual conduct.

The charge was led by women in the Senate, seven of whom came out with successive statements seemingly in coordination calling for Franken to step down.

"While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn’t acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the first out with a statement, said in a message posted on Facebook.

The statements mark a shift for Democratic senators who previously dodged calls for Franken to resign despite a growing number of allegations against him. As recently as last week they said they were waiting for the Ethics Committee to review the accusations against him.
 Source: The Hill
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