Another Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct

Another Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct

Another Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Sexual Misconduct

An unnamed former Democratic congressional aide accused Sen. He's repeatedly promised to "cooperate completely" with any investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee into his past behavior. Al Franken to resign on Wednesday.

Several women have leveled accusations against Franken - some anonymously.

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Patty Murray of Washington, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii also joined in the call for Franken to resign.

"This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous", Franken said.

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The woman, who was in her 20s at the time of the alleged incident and had never met Franken before, said the former "Saturday Night Live" star came onto her after her boss had left the studio.

A total of six women have now accused Franken of unwanted touching.

This is the seventh woman to accuse the Minnesota Democrat of trying to forcibly kiss or grope her.

When she fled the room, Franken told her, "It's my right as an entertainer".

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She linked to a lengthy statement explaining that while she considers Senator Franken to be a friend, "we must not lose sight that this watershed moment is bigger than any one industry, any one party, or any one person". The first, a radio newscaster, showed a picture of Franken groping her while she slept during a 2006 U.S.O. tour in the Middle East.

Franken is now cooperating with an ethics committee investigation of his behavior related to several previous allegations of sexual misconduct.

If Franken were forced to resign, it wouldn't change anything immediately in the Senate, because there is a Democratic Governor in Minnesota, who would appoint a replacement, before a special election in that state. Franken has repeatedly apologized about behavior that he said "crossed a line" for some women.

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