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Democrats Are Calling On Al Franken to Resign

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First Conyers, and now Franken. Democrats are maintaining their moral high ground and are now calling on Senator Al Franken to resign. The accusations started several weeks ago when radio host Leeann Tweeden released a picture of Al Franken groping her during a USO tour, and claimed that he forcibly kissed her.

Since then, six more women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment. Franken has apologized and is willing to work with any ethics investigations. The latest accusation, however, Franken denies. A former Democratic Congressional aide has claimed that Franken forcibly kissed her in 2006 while he was the host of a radio show.

Six female senators began calls for his resignation: Sen. Gillibrand, Hassan, Hirono, Harris, McCaskill, and Murray. Several others got involved, including DNC Chair Tom Perez.

“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,” wrote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a Facebook post.

Senator Pat Murray said, “I’m shocked and appalled by Sen. Franken’s behavior,” … “It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It’s time for him to step aside.”

This is all well and good, but Moore is still a thing. The orange dumpster fire in the White House is still a thing. And women’s shelters, where many women flee to escape domestic violence, is seeing a decrease in funding, according to the Huffington Post.

So what is their plan in addressing these situations, that directly effect women, instead of once again, making it all about the men?

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