As previously reported, several Democrat women senators, led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) called on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign as he faces another accusation of sexual assault.
The calls came late Wednesday morning after Politico published a claim by yet another woman that Franken forced her to kiss him.
On Wednesday afternoon a top Senate Democrat said Franken is expected to resign Thursday.
Franken’s downfall started three weeks ago with the release of this photo of him molesting a sleeping Leeann Tweeden on a USO tour. Tweeden also accused Franken of forcing her to kiss him
Franken’s office today released a statement saying the Democrat WILL NOT be resigning on Thursday as was reported.
After MPR News reported the planned resignation, a tweet from Franken’s official account said it was “not accurate.”
“No final decision has been made and the senator is still talking with his family,” the tweet read https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/06/senator-al-franken-to-resign …
Sen. Al Franken will resign, Democratic official says
A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday.