Al Franken may have run out of life lines following a string of accusations of sexual misconduct. He was expected to resign at the beginning of this week but didn’t. Now there are two new allegations against him and even some Democrats are saying it’s time for him to go.
Top House Democrat calls on Franken to resign
A top House Democrat said Sen. Al Franken should resign after two more women on Thursday accused the Minnesota Democrat of groping them.
Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is the highest ranking Democrat to call for Franken’s resignation.
“I think it’s time for Sen. Franken to go,” Crowley said in an interview.
Crowley said both Franken and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) should step down amid mounting sexual harassment allegations. So far, six women have said Franken groped them, including two new accusers on Thursday, and four women have accused Conyers of harassment.
“In my opinion I think it’s time for John to resign. And I think under the circumstances, given the new revelations about the senator as well, I think it’s time for both of them to go,” Crowley said…
“At the end of the day, I would suspect that Nancy Pelosi is going to have to explain what is the discernible difference between Al Franken and John Conyers,” Arnold Reed, Conyers lawyer, told reporters.
Even if Franken doesn’t resign, he will find it near to impossible to do his job effectively after all this.
He might as well step down.