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Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

Sun Online Desk     7th December, 2017 08:27:02 printer

Democrats urge Senator Franken to quit amid groping claims

 

Up to 30 Democratic senators have called on US Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims.

 

In statements released almost simultaneously on Wednesday, a group of Democratic lawmakers said the embattled Minnesota senator must step down.

 

Mr Franken, a former Saturday Night Live comedian, has been accused of groping and sexually harassing seven women, including a US military veteran.

 

He has apologised to his accusers, while disputing some allegations.

 

His Twitter account posted: "No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family."

 

Senators Kamala Harris, Claire McCaskill, Maggie Hassan, Mazie Hirono, Patty Murray, Kirsten Gillibrand - all prominent female Democratic lawmakers - released their statements online.

 

They spoke out following a US media report that Mr Franken had allegedly tried to forcibly kiss a former congressional aide in 2006. He denied the claim, 

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