Democratic Senators Call For Sen. Al Franken To Resign Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: A growing group of Democratic senators - mostly women but men too - say their colleague Al Franken of Minnesota needs to go. Calls for his resignation came today on social media and in a news conference led by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. (SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE) KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: I think it would be better for the country for him to offer that clear message that he values women, that we value women and that this kind of behavior is not acceptable. KELLY: These calls for Franken to resign come as Politico and The Atlantic are reporting today new allegations of sexual harassment. Franken's office says the senator will make an announcement about his political future...

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