Here is the full list of Democratic senators who are calling for Al Franken’s resignation (Details)

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On Wednesday, there was a number of Democratic senators who have called on Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign as there are numerous sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Below is the full list of senators:

Senator Chuck Schumer (NY)

“Senator Franken should resign. I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down immediately.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) 

“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.”




Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)

Senator Tom Carper (DE)

Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL)

“I am deeply disappointed by Senator Franken’s behavior. He must step aside. To all those across America who have come forward to share their stories over the past few months: thank you. Your courage and strength in driving this long-overdue national conversation is awe-inspiring. As national leaders, we must hold ourselves to a higher standard — and we must lead by example to ensure every person is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about our society. It’s about who we are as a people and the kind of country we want our daughters — and our sons — to grow up in.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA)

“I think he should resign.” According to a spokesperson, Warren has privately urged Franken to step down.





Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)

Senator Ron Wyden (OR)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

“Given what we have learned in recent weeks, I expect Senator Franken to step aside.”

Sen. Jack Reed (RI)

“I think Senator Franken should resign. The accumulating accusations and acknowledgment that inappropriate behavior took place cannot be countenanced. Sexual harassment must not be tolerated and this is part of a larger national discussion that is long overdue and must lead to fundamental change and lasting progress.”

Senator Mazie Hirono (HI)





Senator Maggie Hassan (NH)

Senator Kamala Harris (Calif.)

Sen. Bill Nelson (FL)

“Sexual harassment is never acceptable. I agree with a majority of the Democratic senators that Sen. Franken should step aside.”

Senator Claire McCaskill (MO) 





Senator Patty Murray (WA)

Senator Maria Cantwell (WA)

Sen. Chris Murphy (CT)

“The increasing number of women coming forward suggests a pattern of repeated harassment and unacceptable behavior that is impossible to ignore. Senator Franken has denied some of these allegations and has the right to continue to seek a process through the Ethics Committee, but I believe the best course of action for him right now is to step down, as I expect he will do tomorrow.”





Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)

“I think it’s time for him to step down.”

Sen. Jon Tester (MO)

Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI)

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Senator Bob Casey (PA)

Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) 

Sen. Gary Peters (MI)




Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND) 

Senator Ed Markey (MA)

Senator Joe Donnelly (IN)




Sen. Michael Bennet (CO)

Sen. Dick Durbin (IL)

Senator Patrick Leahy (VT)

“I just learned of the latest, disturbing allegation against Senator Franken. While the facts from case to case can differ, and while there are sound reasons for weighing evidence in such cases in a deliberate and carefully considered process, Senator Franken’s situation has become untenable. I am concerned that even a prompt Ethics Committee investigation and recommendations will not come soon enough. He has to step aside. I hope as a nation that we are beginning to come to terms with the systemic problem of sexual harassment and assault, but we still have a long way to go.”




Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM)

Senator Tom Udall (NM)

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

“Sen. Franken has said that he will be making an announcement about his political future tomorrow. The right thing is for him to resign. We are now at a crossroads in American culture. And it is an important one. The way we treat women in our country has been abysmal in almost every way. We are finally addressing the issue of sexual harassment, and we need to get it right. But the conversation we are having now is only the tip of the iceberg. It needs to be an ongoing movement of women and men that includes a national discussion about sexism, sexual harassment, objectification, inequality and abuse of power,”

Sen. Angus King (I-ME)

Franken is expected to have a press conference on Thursday. Earlier, there was a report from Minnesota Public Radio that revealed that Franken was expected to resign during the press conference. However, Franken has pushed back and has denied the report.

He tweeted:

 

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