Two distinguished progressive teams are calling on Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenIn a single day Tech: Senate panel subpoenaed ex-Yahoo chief | Twitter provides all customers 280 characters | FBI cannot entry Texas shooter’s cellphone | EU needs tax solutions from Apple Week forward: DHS nominee heads earlier than Senate | Ex-Yahoo chief to testify on hack | Senators dig into election safety Feinstein: Sessions ought to re-testify on Russia conferences MORE (D-Minn.) to resign within the wake of badual misconduct allegations towards him.
Credo Action and Indivisible known as for Franken’s resignation Monday after a second girl accused Franken of groping her with out her consent.
“Sen. Al Franken had the chance last week to take full responsibility for past badual harbadment, badual badault and any other behavior that demeaned women. He failed to do so,” Credo mentioned in a press release. “We believe that Sen. Franken should immediately resign from the U.S. Senate and that Gov. Mark Dayton should appoint a progressive woman to replace him.”
“We imagine Lindsay Menz. We imagine Leeann Tweeden. Senator @alfranken must be held accountable and he ought to resign,” Indivisible tweeted Monday.
Last week, Franken was accused of groping and kissing a morning radio anchor with out her consent in 2006.
Leeann Tweeden wrote a submit on her radio station’s web site wherein she mentioned Franken grabbed her bads whereas she was sleeping throughout a USO tour to entertain troops within the Middle East in December 2006.
Tweeden included of the incident.
Franken rapidly apologized, saying the picture “was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t.”
On Monday, a second girl accused Franken of groping her whereas taking a picture in 2010 on the Minnesota State Fair.
The girl, Lindsay Menz, mentioned the incident with Franken was “uncomfortable” and made her really feel “gross,” CNN reported.
Franken informed CNN in a press release he did not recall this picture and he felt “badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.”
A spokesperson for Franken mentioned Sunday that the senator wouldn’t resign from his seat and would spend the Thanksgiving vacation “reflecting” together with his household.