Another day, another woman comes forward to accuse Al Franken. To date, six women have said the man sexually harassed them.
This comes after months of news that powerful men have been abusing women. Men in Hollywood, media, and politics have been exposed for harassment and rape.
When word broke that Al Franken assaulted women, democrats rallied. Many defended the man. Perhaps they did so, out of fear that they’d lose yet another seat in Congress.
But the accusers keep coming. It looks like Franken regularly harassed women.
Now a group has come forward, demanding his resignation. They’re not who you’d expect.
From Fox News:
Seven female and two male Democratic senators on Wednesday called for Sen. Al Franken to resign in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct complaints made against the Minnesota lawmaker.
Sens. Claire McCaskill, Maggie Hassan, Kirsten Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Mazie K. Hirono, Kamala Harris, Debbie Stabenow and Tammy Baldwin all called for Franken to step down.
The women did not mince words.
“Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down,” Harris, D-Calif., said.
Hassan tweeted, “It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign.”
Pennsylvania’s Sen. Bob Casey became the first male Democratic male senator to call for Franken to step down.
“I agree with my colleagues who have stepped forward today and called on Senator Franken to resign,” Casey tweeted. “We can’t just believe women when it’s convenient.”
What do we hear after these stories come out. “Everyone knew…” these men were doing this. Word is coming out only now. It’s possible these women knew Franken did this all the time. They are trying to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
They are taking a risk with this announcement. If Franken steps down, there is a chance that a republican wins his seat. But when so many stories break, what other choice did they have?
We don’t know yet, if Franken will listen to his colleagues. What will it take for him to actually step down? And how will the people of Minnesota respond? Perhaps they will wise up and elect a conservative leader to take his place.
Source: Fox News